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How do you re-direct user to SSL version without errro

For years we've been using an apache re-write to give users of our site the ease of entering 'http://www.domain.com' and directing them to our secure site 'https://secure.domain.com/rest_of_url'

No problems, and from what documentation I've found on-line, this is more or less industry standard practice.

But with IE7 I'm getting complains from users being asked about the warning window 'The current Web page is trying to open a site in your Trusted sites list'

It no good for me to tell each and every user (its a public site with many thousands of hits a day) to modify their internet security settings. That not the way to keep business.

Goggling has only pointed out ways to turn of that warning from the user level, but I've not found any other 'best practice' for web masters. The one link I found on Microsoft said something about redesigning the site so that all parts are at the same 'security level' which is useless as the whole ideas was to help the users switch from unsecured to secure. Making them type in a secure version of the URL from the beginning is hardly helpful.

Any idea?

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Users upgraded from IE6 to IE7, or XP update to SP3

In reply to: How do you re-direct user to SSL version without errro

Whilst other members here may have much better ideas for you, I wonder if this is the result of your own members either upgrading from IE6 to IE7 or, if they are using XP, updating to SP3

Those upgrades included improved and tighter security settings as standard in IE, and whilst these can be reduced, that needs user intervention.

If that is the case, I don't know any easy answer.

You may do better posting your problem in our web design and hosting forum. More experts there.

Good luck.

Mark

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You're right.

In reply to: How do you re-direct user to SSL version without errro

Microsoft changed that and it looks to be cast is stone that they'll not undo it. I looked around and didn't find an obvious answer. Did you call Microsoft and pay for the answer? No, don't agree to pay for the answer to change the browser settings. Ask them how to fix in your site.

Oh wait, that would undo their security patch. Dang. I don't see how this could end well.
Bob

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