Firefox version 4.0 Beta 11 - Warning about unauthenticated content?

Posted on 2011-02-17
Last Modified: 2013-12-07
I need some education on the error in my attached image.  Why do I see it?  What does it mean?  How to get rid of it or resolve the underlying problem?

"Warning ... unauthenticated content"

Thank you! unauth
Question by:Tom Knowlton
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That is a configuration of your browser; specifically a security aspect of using SSL (secure websites) which tells you that there is both secure content, and unsecured content appearing on the same page.
These may, or may not originate from the same server. Sometimes it is from a 3rd party, (like advertising) who's servers are not using SSL.

You can alter this, by changing Security settings.

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by:Tom Knowlton
ID: 34922358
How can I determine which content is not secure?

And what settings would I change (if I decide to go that route)?


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by:Tom Knowlton
ID: 34922374
The site in question is:

You can create a new user then sign-in.  That is when I get the "lock" icon at the bottom right and the message when I double-click on the icon.
Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
ID: 34922437
have a look at the source.

there will be some content that has references of http:// in the code.


Show a dialogue when...bottom option.

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by:Tom Knowlton
ID: 34922446
Very good.

Thank you!

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by:Tom Knowlton
ID: 34922451
Awesome job.
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ID: 34922454
you are probably logged in with userid and password, and some adverts are in http://

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