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    can IE9 ignore certificate mismatch for site?

    I prefer to login to my webhost cPanel using HTTPS. The certificate is under their name, not the domain. While I appreciate the warning, it is extremely annoying to have to go through the same drill every time I move to a different page. I can tell FireFox to ignore the mismatch, but I can't find a way to tell IE9 that this domain is ok. Am I overlooking it, or do I need to use FireFox to avoid being hounded??
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    Yes you can,But it is NOT a wise thing to do. Here's a link that will tell you the pro's & con's also how to do what you want;http://www.brighthub.com/computing/w...es/121352.aspx
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    So...it's all or nothing. There is no ability to whitelist a URL, when you are smart enought to view the certificate and know that it is for the entire webhost where the site and its cPanel are located. As I said, I appreciate the warnings, but find the warning every single time I use https to access my site's cPanel, more than a little annoying. If I use http instead, I don't get a warning, even though my user name and password are unencrypted. To me, that is far riskier than using https, viewing the certificate, knowing enough to make a good judgement and adding the URL to a whitelist so that warnings for that single URL no longer appear. That is certainly much more sensible than disabling the checks for ALL sites. It reminds me of the Vista account security debacle. Too little granularity raises the annoyance factor to the point that all security is turned off. I was hoping that MS carried over what they learned and applied it to IE.

    Since Firefox does have the ability to whitelist a specific URL, I'll make sure to use it when I work with a site's cPanel.
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    Here is a little extra protection for you.The link says it all;https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere/
    Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them. -Albert Einsten

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