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Flash Ad Causing Security PopUp Question

Jan 18, 2012 1:59 PM

Hello -


We just heard back from one of our online places that we advertise on that our ad is causing users to see a popup security question.  They have asked us to change the code from HTTP to HTTPS.  The destination URL is a secure page.  They have the SWF only.  No HTML file was sent to them.  I have never run into this issue before.  The only code is the clickTag code which is:


on (release) {

getURL(clickTag, "_blank");



The online site puts in the URL (in whatever tracking system they use) that the banner goes to which is a secure page.  I automatically thought it must be something within their code on their website but perhaps not?  Is there a setting in Flash for HTTPS which is what they are requesting?  Do I need to change the clickTag code? 


Any guidance or solution is greatly appreciated.





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    Jan 18, 2012 3:15 PM   in reply to mdwebcat

    If the target page is a https:// address and you do not have your .swf hosted under that same server, there will be a security warning that pops up. The reason is that while all the rest of the page is stored and delivered from behind a secure server, the "barn door" so to speak is being left open by including a .swf that comes from a none-secure server. Hopefully you can see the security threat that "opening" poses.

    You'll need to host your .swf from that same server or from some other https server to preserve the security of the https connection.

    Best wishes,


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    Jan 18, 2012 8:51 PM   in reply to mdwebcat

    It's NOT a Flash issue it's an HTTPS issue.

    Best wishes!


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