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  • Internet Explorer Security Settings for MapGuide

    Overview

    Adding our site to Internet Explorer's list of Trusted sites and lowering security settings for our site has been found to fix these MapGuide problems:

    • Internet Explorer 9 or 10 default settings may block installation of the MapGuide Viewer.
    • A few users have reported problems printing from MapGuide with Internet Explorer 8. See Problem Printing from MapGuide with Internet Explorer 8 for more. (No users have reported printing problems with Internet Explorer 9 or 10 yet, but it could have the same printing problem and solution as Internet Explorer 8.)

    We don't recommend changing Internet Explorer security settings unless you are having one of the above problems.

    Adjusting Internet Explorer security settings for MapGuide

    Ensure that you have ADMINISTRATOR RIGHTS on your computer to complete these steps.

      The term ADMINISTRATOR RIGHTS refers to your computer's settings that allow you to install software and do other system things on your PC.

      If you have problems installing or if you don't have ADMINISTRATOR RIGHTS rights on your PC, contact your system administrator or support person.

      If you are using your home PC or a PC that you maintain, then you probably have the needed ADMINISTRATOR RIGHTS.

    Open the Internet Explorer Tools menu Security tab as follows:

    1. Pick Internet Explorer's Tools menu
    2. Pick Internet Options to open the Internet Options dialog box.
    3. Pick the Security tab.

    In the Security tab:

    Note that these trusted sites changes below work if your settings for trusted sites have protected mode disabled, which they should by default.

    1. Pick the Trusted sites icon
    2. Pick the Sites button to open the Trusted sites dialog box.
    3. Make sure the checkbox "Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone" is not checked.
    4. Enter *.pima.gov under "Add this website to the zone:", being sure to include the asterisk in the site name exactly as shown.
    5. Pick the Add button and see *.pima.gov listed under Websites in the dialog box.
    6. Pick the Close button to close the Trusted sites dialog box.
    7. Ensure that the "Security levels for this zone:" slider control is set to Medium or lower. (If you see "Custom" instead of the slider control, see additional steps below.)
    8. Click OK to close the Internet options dialog box.
    9. Close all open Internet Explorer windows and open a new browser session.

    Test again. If it still fails, then try resetting the security settings for the Trusted sites zone to a lower setting:

    1. Open the Internet Explorer's Internet Options dialog box Security tab as explained above and pick the Security tab.
    2. Pick the Trusted sites icon
    3. Move the "Security levels for this zone:" slider to Medium-low or Low
    4. Click OK to close the Internet options dialog box.
    5. Close all open Internet Explorer windows and open a new browser session.

    If in the steps above you see "Custom" rather than the slider control to change the security levels, then reset the custom settings to the default Medium, Medium-low or Low as follows:

    1. Open the Internet Explorer's Internet Options dialog box Security tab as explained above and pick the Security tab.
    2. Pick the Trusted sites icon
    3. Pick "Custom level..."
    4. Look near the bottom of the "Security Settings - Trusted Sites Zone" dialog box.
    5. Under "Reset custom settings" ensure that "Reset to:" is set to Medium (default), Medium-low or Low as desired
    6. Pick the "Reset..." button
    7. Pick "Yes" in response to the "Are you sure you want to change the settings for this zone?" warning.
    8. Click OK to close the "Security Settings - Trusted Sites Zone" dialog box.
    9. Verify the desired Medium, Medium-low or Low security level setting of the Security level slider control.
    10. Click OK to close the Internet Options dialog box.
    11. Close all open Internet Explorer windows and open a new browser session.

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