The following information applies to both Eclipse and Allegro web components.

If a self-signed certificate is used on the Eclipse or Allegro web sites, users may encounter the following error message when attempting to access the site:

"The security certificate used to access this resource is invalid."

This error message means that the certificate is not trusted (due to being self-signed, as opposed to being signed by a public certificate authority). The certificate can be made trusted by installing it to the Trusted Root Certificate Store by doing the following:

1. Within Internet Explorer, click on the certificate in the address bar - it should appear as a red "shield" icon indicating a certificate error.
2. In the security details window that opens, click the "View certificates" link. This opens the certificate details.
3. On the "General" tab, click the "Install Certificate..." button. The Certificate Import Wizard appears.
4. Click through prompts until you reach the "Certificate Store" page.
5. On the "Ceritificate Store" page, select the option "Place all certificates in the following store" and then click "Browse..."
6. In the "Select Certificate Store" dialogue, select "Trusted Root Certification Authorities" and then click "OK"
7. A summary will display on the final page. Click "Finish"
8. The certificate is now installed. At this point, the site should load properly without errors, although it may continue to display a security alert in the address bar due to the self-signed certificate.