Mon, Oct 23 2006 0:37
Do we really need a patch for this?
Okay so when we use IE7 on our self signed certs it gives a warning as it should... and I'm going to (sorry) bring up to the front of the blog again, a comment that was said that why coudn't they come up with a patch for "this" red warning issue since they knew IE 7 was coming out for months and it's been doing this since the beta... but "this"...this red warning that you are using a self signed cert is expected behavior... why do we want to patch something that is warning is to take a second look at the certificate before we trust the site? Furthermore, when all we have to do is install the certificate... the red stuff in n the URL line goes away. So this isn't an issue as long as we have installed the certificate in IE's local trusted root certification. And like how can they patch that for every self signed cert we have out here in SBSland... come on guys... do we need a patch or a wizard for everything? Especially when it's easy to just install the certificate to our IE trusted root sources in the first place.
Step one go to the RWW web site - see the pink stuff -
Step two - say okay to trusting the site (that "Continue to this web site" part.
Step three - view the Certificate information
Step four - install the certificate
Steps five through whatever - just follow the wizards.
Once you've 'sucked in the certificate, the RWW site no longer is red and this isn't an issue. You won't get a red URL.
So .... see why I don't think we need a patch for this at all? Shouldn't we just follow the wizard that's already there? See how easy it is to fix this issue and it doesn't need any patch at all? Sometimes I think we need to remember how the Good Witch Glenda told Dorothy she had the power to go home the entire time and not look for a patch to fix everything you know?
(just don't' tell Sandi you didn't read her blog posts about this topic)
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