Internet Explorer Missing ‘Continue To This Website’ Option

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This post was originally published on January 29, 2017
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Internet Explorer Missing 'Continue To This Website' OptionInternet Explorer Missing ‘Continue To This Website’ Option

Using Internet Explorer 10 or 11 and visiting a website with a weak or untrusted SSL certificate, such as those typically found on some home routers, legacy RAID management cards, etc.  You may find that you receive the error “There is a problem with this website’s security certificate“.  In versions past, you could simply click ‘Continue to this website (not recommended).‘ and go about your business…   However, in later versions of IE, you may find this option is no longer present…  No problem, just use Firefox, right?  Wrong…   Firefox also throws an error “Connection reset by server“…

Fear not, though – with a simple registry change this issue goes away and the former ‘Continue to this website (not recommended).‘ message comes back allowing you to access the device.  Follow one of the options below to resolve, these apply to all versions of Windows running Internet Explorer 10 or 11:

OPTION 1 : Manual Registry Change

  • Launch REGEDIT, navigate to the following key:
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Cryptography\OID\EncodingType 0\CertDLLCreateCertificateChainEngine\Config
  • Locate the ‘MinRsaPubKeyBitLength’ setting and change from current value to ‘512‘.
    • If this key doesn’t exist in this location, create it!
      • New DWORD (32bit) : MinRsaPubKeyBitLength
        Value : 512 (decimal)

OPTION 2 : Download The .REG File And Run On Your Computer

  • This option will modify and/or create the above key for you.  Simply download the file and run it.
  • You will need to close and reopen Internet Explorer after running the .REG file.
    • Download [MinRsaFix.reg] here from the Blog Encounters repository.
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Tags: #ie10 #ie11 #internetexplorer #techsupport #windows #ssl


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