MCCC Knowledge Base

Adding Trusted Sites (Windows 10)

2016

Adding Trusted Sites (Windows 10)

 

This primarily pertains to the enhanced security of Windows 10 and its blocking of materials from websites.  If you get security warnings that material from a source is insecure or blocked, making the site Trusted is often the resolution.  
These settings will be reflected in other browsers like Firefox and Chrome despite being configured through Internet Explorer. 

Note:  Make sure you only add websites you trust.  Contact the Technical Help Desk  if you are unsure.  A common example is Blackboard Collaborate.  Additionally, we recommend these steps be used for College computers and not for personal devices. 

 

1. Open Internet Explorer.  In Windows 10 you can click Start and type "Internet Explorer."   

2. Click on the gear icon in the upper right corner and choose " Internet options " from the list.  

3. Go to the  Security tab and click on  Trusted sites  

4. Click the  Sites button.  You will be presented with a list of sites you have explicitly chosen to trust.  By default it is blank.   

 

5. Add the sites to the list that you need to trust.  

For example, if you need to add https://na-downloads.elluminate.com/ to the list, instead try adding it as  https://*.elluminate.com/  which will include all subdomains (sites) that are part of this site. 

a. If you get a "Trusted sites" error when adding the site and the site address starts with http:// (not https://)  then you will need to un-check the "Require server verification..." checkbox. 

*Please use with caution.

 
6. Click  Close and then  OK to save these changes.   
7. Close and reopen your web browser and try to access the resource again.   
8. If the resource could be downloaded but not launched, it may be necessary to unblock the file. To do so, please reference the following article  
Attached Files
There are no attachments for this article.
Comments
There are no comments for this article. Be the first to post a comment.
Name
Email
Related Articles RSS Feed
Software Updates on College Owned Windows Computers
Viewed 5572 times since Wed, Jul 8, 2015
What is a Reputable Firewall?
Viewed 5147 times since Mon, Jul 18, 2016
Setting up iPhone/iPad for Auto Screen Lock
Viewed 5427 times since Wed, Oct 15, 2014
What is a Strong Password?
Viewed 5706 times since Mon, Jul 18, 2016
Allow sites to run Flash
Viewed 4600 times since Tue, Oct 10, 2017
Remote Access Two-Factor Authentication Duo Security
Viewed 7269 times since Mon, Nov 24, 2014
Sending an encrypted email to an external email address
Viewed 16372 times since Thu, Mar 12, 2015
Protecting Sensitive Data
Viewed 7492 times since Mon, Mar 2, 2015
GlobalProtect VPN: Overview, Setup, and Troubleshooting
Viewed 8705 times since Wed, Nov 22, 2017
Infographic: Multi-Factor Authentication for Secure Document Viewing
Viewed 3944 times since Wed, Jan 30, 2019

Need Help?