FoxTALE Secure Server

Overview

To better protect you and your information, FoxTALE is set up with SSL, a secure connection layer.

In your browser, FoxTALE URLs will show https:// rather than http://.

Depending on your browser, you might see an occasional content security message if your FoxTALE course site links to or contains external content with http:// such as a YouTube video.

Table of Contents
  • Browser Messages
    • Chrome (not recommended for FoxTALE)
    • Firefox (recommended) 
    • Internet explorer (not recommended)
    • Safari (not recommended)
    • Safari iOS (iPad)

Browser Messages

Here are some of the messages that you might see in various browsers:

Chrome (not recommended for FoxTALE)

(Please note that we recommend using Firefox rather than Chrome for FoxTALE.)

If Chrome detects insecure content (http), you’ll see a shield icon in the URL line.

Shield Icon

Click the shield icon, and click Load anyway.  

Insecure Content Warning

You’ll then see a line drawn through https://, meaning that nonsecure content (http://) is shown.

Warning located in the URL

Firefox

Firefox is the recommended browser for use with FoxTALE.

Firefox generally won’t show any security messages.  External links and sites should open as usual.

Internet Explorer (not recommended)

(Please note that we recommend using Firefox rather than IE for FoxTALE.)

If the FoxTALE page contains external content that might be insecure (http rather than https), Internet Explorer 9.0 will display a message at the bottom of the screen:

Only Secure Content is Displayed Announcement

The warning is letting you know that you are on a secure (https) page that is attempting to load nonsecure (http) content.

Click Show all content.

NOTE: Microsoft offers a way to enable the display of mixed content so that you will not get this message repeatedly every time they navigate back to this page.  However, Microsoft does not recommend changing this setting since it might make your computer vulnerable to viral, fraudulent, or malicious attacks. (reference from Microsoft Knowledge Base:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2625928)

Safari (not recommended)

(Please note that we recommend using Firefox rather than Safari for FoxTALE.)

Safari generally won’t show any security messages.  External links and sites should open as usual.

Safari iOS (iPad)

(Please note that we recommend using Firefox rather than Safari iOS for FoxTALE.)

Safari iOS generally won’t show any security messages.  External links and sites should open as usual.

Questions? Contact the Service Desk | servicedesk@georgefox.edu | 503-554-2569