The identity of this website or the integrity of this link cannot be verified

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You may have seen the following message when visiting a website: – The identity of this website or the integrity of this link cannot be verified. When you see this message, there’s not much you can do. In fact, it is an attempt by Windows to warn you about the website you are visiting, because it finds inconsistencies with your certificate.

The identity of this Web site or the integrity of this connection cannot be verified

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If a Web site’s digital certificate has expired or been revoked, if the information contained in the certificate does not match or if the issuing authority is not trustworthy, this message is displayed:

Security alert

The identity of this website or the integrity of this connection cannot be verified.

  • The safety certificate shall be issued by a trusted certification authority.
  • The date of the safety certificate shall apply.
  • The name on the security certificate is invalid or does not match the name of the website.

Do you want to continue?

Three options are available – Yes | No | See certificate.

If you trust the site, select Yes. In case of doubt, it is better to choose No. If you are familiar with how certificates work, you can select View Certificate, check the details, and then decide whether to continue or not.

If you want to disable this message, you can do so as follows :

Open Control Panel > Internet Options > Advanced Tab.

Under Settings you will see the following security options :

  • Verify revocation of publisher certificate
  • Verify revocation of server certificate

Disable both and click Apply.

You will not see this message box appear now – but remember that it makes your computer a little less secure when you browse, as you will not receive such warnings.

If you want to keep this setting but disable it for a site you trust, you can whitelist a site as follows:


Select the Security tab > Click Trusted Sites > Click the Sites button.

Enter the URL and click Add.

Click Close > Apply and Exit.

Hope this helps!

Read more: There is a problem with the security certificate for this site.

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