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From "S.Hayles" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] SSL & nonsecure items
Date Wed, 26 Apr 2006 15:40:50 GMT

On Wed, 26 Apr 2006, Warhurst, SI (Spencer) wrote:

> I'm currently wrestling with the set up of SSL on Apache (on Windows) and I have the
server up and running and accepting https connections etc. When I first connect to the website
from my browser (IE in this case) I get the warning regarding the certificate (I have set
up a test certificate), which is fine. However every page I subsequently go to I get a "do
you want to display nonsecure items" dialog and it's quite irritating. I suspect a browser
setting is partly to blame, except I don't get the message when I go to other sites with https
implementations such as Amazon. I presume the nonsecure items are the images on the page,
but Amazon has images too. SO is there something in the SSL config that might cause the browser
to generate these messages?

I suspect the problem is that the page contains non-secure URLs to such 
things as images and style sheets that are loaded by the browser in order 
to render the page.

If your page is and it contains
<img src=''>
you'll get the warning.

If it contains
<img src='/image.jpg'>
<img src=''>
then you won't.


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