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Why do I receive a browser warning about some content being insecure?

You probably have items on your web page that are not being referenced properly (e.g. images, Flash, JavaScript).

If the item being embedded is located within the same website (domain), then you should update the URL to just include the path to the item (e.g. /example.png) without a scheme and hostname (e.g. do not include

If the item is located on a different website, then you should use a full URL that starts with "https://" (e.g.

If you do not know which items are being embedded incorrectly, then we recommend that you search the HTML source of the page for "http://".  Please note that you only need to update the paths for embedded content, not links.

Below are some examples of the warning that you might receive in different browsers if there are items that are not embedded securely.

  • Do you want to view only the webpage content that was delivered securely?
    This webpage contains content that will not be delivered using a secure HTTPS connection, which could compromise the security of the entire web page.
  • Warning: Contains unauthenticated content
  • Connection Partially Encrypted
    Parts of the page you are viewing were not encrypted before being transmitted over the Internet.
    Information sent over the Internet without encryption can be seen by other people while it is in transit.
  • Lock icon with red circle with exclamation mark/exclamation point.


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