MDAC 2.8 security problem using Data Access Pages.
Posted on 2007-11-15
I've created some web pages that display infomation about orders. The page and the database are hosted on a Windows 2000 server running IIS 5.0. When the page is loaded from a any computer you immediatley get error messages and you have to download Microsoft Office web components. After installing the Web Components the page is loaded and it displays an error suggesting you add the site to your trusted list in the Internet Options/Security Tab. After this is done then we get the message "This web site uses a data provider that may be unsafe. If you trust the website, click OK, otherwise click cancel". After many days searching the google I find that this is as good as it gets. The code that triggers this warning is hardwired into the MDAC 2.8 and above.
Is there a way to have the web page close the warning box? I realize that this may not be accepted on a security level of thinking, but this is an internal website developed in house and the only people getting on it are employees.
I'm thinking that the page will load and a script will start to loop. The only way out of the loop is for the window to lose focus (when the warning comes up). This event will trigger a Function that reads the message in the warning box and IF it matches the above warning text THEN close the window, ELSE do nothing.
Thanks for Your Help.