Configure Internet Explorer to use the ActiveX controls

If you are using certificates to authenticate users with the SecureTransport browser client, you need to be able to download and run ActiveX controls. The relevant Internet Explorer 8 and 9 settings are shown here. All the settings should be set for the zone where the SecureTransport Server is located.

  1. Select Tools > Internet Options. Click the Security tab and select the zone where the SecureTransport Server is located.
  2. If there is a security level for the zone, set it to Medium-high or lower.
  3. Click Custom Level. Make sure that the following options are set:
  4. ActiveX controls and plug-ins:
    • Download signed ActiveX controls: Enable (or Prompt)
    • Download unsigned ActiveX controls: Disable
    • Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe: Disable
    • Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins: Enable
    • Script ActiveX controls marked safe for scripting: Enable
  5. Miscellaneous:
    • Include local directory path when uploading files to a server: Enable
  6. Scripting:
    • Allow status bar updates via script: Enable
  7. Click OK to save the settings. Exit the Internet Options window.

Each user must import the Valicert root certificate into their Trusted Root Certificate store.

  1. A prompt in the Internet Explorer information bar (near the top of the screen) displays stating that it blocked installation of the ActiveX control. Click the message and select Install ActiveX Control.
  2. Click View Certificate, then Install Certificate, and follow the prompts (accepting all defaults) to install the new certificate in the Trusted Root Certification Authorities store.
  3. Click OK three times to dismiss all the dialog boxes.
  4. Click the message, select Install ActiveX Control, and click Install.

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