Article ID: 9115, created on Oct 5, 2010, last review on Apr 18, 2012

  • Applies to:
  • Plesk 10.x for Linux

Symptoms

When in IE8 I open the control panel from the server admin panel, or when I open SiteBuilder from the control panel with default security settings, I receive an SSL-related warning.

Cause

A bug in IE8.

Resolution

To eliminate the SSL warnings, do the following:

On Windows XP:


1. Create a self-signed SSL certificate in the Panel.

1.1. Log in as Administrator and go to Tools & Utilities > SSL Certificates > Add SSL Certificate.
1.2. Enter cert name: "test".
1.3. Enter the host name you use to access the Panel. Note: It is obligatory to use the host name and not the IP address.
1.4. Click "Self-signed" button.

2. Apply the created certificate by clicking the "Secure the panel" button.

3. Restart your browser, open the Panel, and accept the SSL certificate.

4. Click "Certificate Error" red field at the top of browser window, click the Install button and complete the wizard.

5. Restart your browser again.


On Windows 7:

1. Create a self-signed SSL certificate in the Panel.

1.1. Log in as Administrator and go to Tools & Utilities > SSL Certificates > Add SSL Certificate.
1.2. Enter cert name: "test".
1.3. Enter the host name you use to access the Panel. Note: It is obligatory to use the host name and not the IP address.
1.4. Click "Self-signed" button.

2. Apply the created certificate by clicking the "Secure the panel" button.

3. Restart your browser, open the Panel, and accept the SSL certificate.
               
4. Add the site to the trusted sites list.
4.1. Click Tools > Internet Options.
4.2. Click Security > Trusted sites > Sites.
4.3. Confirm the site URL by clicking Add.
               
5. Close Internet Options and refresh the current page.

6. Click "Certificate Error" red field at the top of browser window, click the Install button and complete the wizard.

7. Restart your browser again.

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