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Does XML Web Part work with secure links?

  Asked By: Sebastian    Date: Feb 24    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1407

Does anyone know if the XML Web Part will work when linking to a secure xml link or a secure xsl link? Whenever I link the url into the xml and xsl fields (ex. https://mysite/sample.xml), I get the error:

Cannot retrieve the URL specified in the XML Link property. For more assistance, contact your site administrator

Anyone have any ideas? The moment I get rid of https:// and use http: it will work.



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Lester Casey     Answered On: Feb 24

The XML Web Part has a hard time dealing with proxy firewalls and SSL. I can
only describe it as flaky since I am unaware of any rhyme or reason for its

Answer #2    Answered By: Rudy Francis     Answered On: Feb 24

Is your SSL certificate a home grown certificate or did you purchase
your SSL certificate?

Answer #3    Answered By: James Miller     Answered On: Feb 24

It is a home grown certificate. I'm not sure why it didn't work, but I think I have a decent work  around. I'm just linking  to http://localhost/xml/mydoc.xml instead of https:// and it's working fine. It's not even prompting me with the secure/insecure contents prompt when I load the page.

Answer #4    Answered By: Collin Griffith     Answered On: Feb 24

Sharepoint like a lot of Microsoft product don't like home grown certificate. It usually works if you install the certificate chain on the server

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