Internet Explorer throws alert on my Twitter “Discover” page

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https://twitter.com/i/discover

When trying to hit the above site I get the following error message:

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Internet Explorer blocked this website from displaying content with security certificate errors.

There’s a Show content button with an x next to it.

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I usually just ignore these and click the x or let it disappear in five seconds or so.

When I click on Show content the page simply reloads in Internet Explorer. Same as pressing the F5 key on the keyboard.

Copied and pasted that into Bing just now. The top search result returned was an MS Answers forum post but the thread started back in 2010.

The next result was this:

http://www.ehow.com/info_7948123_internet-displaying-contents-certificate-errors.html

But nothing other than forum posts indexed by Bing.

Copied the URL from the address bar and added to Trusted Sites:

  1. Click on the gear icon or click the Tools menu if the menu bar is activated.
  2. Click Internet Options
  3. Click on the Security tab
  4. Make sure Trusted Sites is selected
  5. Click Sites button
  6. Enter the URL of the site [https://twitter.com/]
  7. Click the Add button
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Pasted URL, then clicked the Add button

Hit the Refresh (F5) button on the address bar:

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Hit the Discover button on twitter.com home page. All seems fine now.


Solution

Add https://twitter.com to Trusted Sites in Internet Explorer.

Comments

This applies to any site you see this with. So if you see this on http://msn.com then add that site to Trusted Sites instead.

Be sure to add https://twitter.com and not https://www.twitter.com if you’re not going to use wildcards https://*.twitter.com. The slash (/) at the end of the URL shouldn’t matter. I usually remove it but I’ve never seen it proven in testing that it’s mattered. It may help though if you’re troubleshooting the default page on a web server like IIS at a root or subfolder level.

For more on adding sites to the Trusted Sites zone refer to the following Microsoft online help article:

Change Security and Privacy Settings in Internet Explorer

Click on the Add or remove a site from the security zone section.

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