Thursday, September 13, 2012

IE10 and certificates


I’ve started using Windows 8 now. Some issues will appear.
This is one of them.
Websites that are using self-signed certificates or certificates shorter than 1024bits encryption cannot be accessed using Internet Explorer 10. Browser doesn’t allow it.
This is a workaround for the issue:
  1. From elevated cmd run : certutil -setreg chain\minRSAPubKeyBitLength 512
  2. Restart cert propagation service.
  3. Reload webpage.
This is probably going to be solved in MS patch in time for the real Windows 8 release in oktober.
References:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2661254
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/advisory/2661254

1 comment:

Mark Focas said...

Thanks for posting this, Just managed to get one of our testers running verifying a test site that is using a self signed certificate. Much appreciated!