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 Internet Explorer Trusted Sites

 Instructions for adding websites to Internet Explorer's trusted sites list.

In Internet Explorer, all websites that you visit are classified into one of four security zones either Internet, Local intranet, Trusted sites, or Restricted sites. Each security zone provides a different level of security. By adding a website to a specific zone, you can control the level of security used on that site. Some websites that you visit may have issue running in a higher security zone as the security settings can block the site’s functionality. To correct this, you can add a website as a trusted site.

*Please note:  By adding a site to the trusted sites list, you are effectively removing many of your browsers’ security safeguards for that site. Because of this, you should ensure the sites you add are reputable.

1.  In Internet Explorer, click Gear Icon in the upper left hand corner, and in the menu select Internet Options.


2.  In the Internet Properties window, click the Security tab. On the Security Tab, click Trusted Sites and then select the Sites button.  


3.  In the "Add this Web site to the zone" field, type the URL of a website that you would like to trust, and then click Add(*Note: If you would like to trust all sites on a given domain, you can add an asterisk and a period (*.uc.edu) before the domain, and all sites on that domain will be trusted.) Repeat this step for each site that you want to add to the trusted sites zone. Once finished, click Close.


4.  In the Internet Properties window, click OK to save your changes.


5. The Added sites will now open with lowered security settings.


If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact the IT@UC Service Desk at (513)556-4357 or via email at HelpDesk@uc.edu.

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