Outdated: Viewing Certificate Path Validation Error in IE 8

This section provides a tutorial example on how to find the cause of the certificate validation error in IE 8.

If you see a red "Certificate Error" icon next to the Web site address, you should click it find out what is cause of the error. Here is what I did to continue with my login.yahoo.com test presented in the previous tutorial.

1. Click the red "Certificate Error" icon next to the Web site address. The "Untrusted Certificate" pop up box shows up.

2. Click the "View Certificate" link near the button of the pop up box. The "Certificate" dialog box shows up. The "General" tab shows a message saying: "This certificate cannot be verified up to a trusted certification authority."

3. Click the "Certificate Path" tab. You will see:

   DigiCert High Assurance EV Root CA - An intermediate CA certificate
    |- DigiCert High Assurance CA-3   - An intermediate CA certificate
        |- login.yahoo.com            - The Web server certificate

4. Double click "DigiCert High Assurance EV Root CA". You will see:

Issued to: DigiCert High Assurance EV Root CA
Issued by: GTE CyberTrust Global Root

The IE 8 failed to validate "login.yahoo.com", because it could not find the trusted root certificate "GTE CyberTrust Global Root".

Last update: 2015.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of PKI (Public Key Infrastructure)

 Introduction of HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure)

 Using HTTPS with IE (Internet Explorer) 10

 Using HTTPS with Chrome 40

 Using HTTPS with Firefox 35

 Perl Scripts Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 PHP Scripts Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 Java Programs Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 Certificate Stores and Certificate Console

 .NET Programs Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 CAcert.org - Root CA Offering Free Certificates

 PKI CA Administration - Issuing Certificates

 Digital Signature - Microsoft Word 2007

 Digital Signature - OpenOffice.org 3

 S/MIME and Email Security

 PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) Terminology

Outdated Tutorials

 Outdated: Windows XP Component "Update Root Certificates"

 Outdated: Windows XP Component - Removing "Update Root Certificates"

 Outdated: IE 8 Displaying Certificate Error Page

 Outdated: IE 8 Displaying Certificate Error Icon

Outdated: Viewing Certificate Path Validation Error in IE 8

 Outdated: Importing Root Certificate from a File to IE 8

 References

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