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Keys without prompting

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We're currently working on a new version of the Help documentation. In the meantime, information here might be out of date. If you have any questions, contact support@threerings.org.uk for more help.

This page is about configuring your web browser to send your Three Rings Key without prompting you every time you log in.

Note: Three Rings now uses the term "Keys". Keys used to be known as Certificates and browsers will refer to them by this name - the terms are generally interchangeable.

If you use a key in your office you may have seen popup boxes like those shown below. It is possible to suppress these so that your volunteers don't have to confirm every time that they want to send the key to the server. Find the instructions for your web browser below.


This is an advanced topic; if you have difficulty, please get in touch with Three Rings Support staff.


This is how the "Confirm certificate" dialog might look in Microsoft Internet Explorer or Google Chrome:


Mozilla Firefox shows this "Choose a certificate" box:


Microsoft Internet Explorer

To suppress the "Confirm certificate" dialog in Internet Explorer, follow these steps:

  1. Go to https://www.3r.org.uk/
  2. Click on the Tools menu (this may be shaped like a cog in more recent versions of Internet Explorer) and then on the Internet Options... menu option.
  3. In the Security tab, select Trusted sites
  4. Click the Sites button
  5. Click the Add button to add "https://www.3r.org.uk" to the list
  6. Click the Close button
  7. Click the Custom Level... button
  8. In the Miscellaneous section of the list, find the "Don't prompt for client certificate when only one certificate exists" option
  9. Set that option to "Enable"
  10. Press the OK button on each dialog box to close it. If prompted "Are you sure you want to change settings for this zone?", click "Yes"
  11. If you've already logged in to Three Rings this session, you might need to reboot your computer


Mozilla Firefox

To suppress the "Choose a certificate" dialog in Mozilla Firefox, follow these steps:

  1. In the Tools menu, select Options...
  2. Click on the Advanced tab
  3. Within the Advanced tab, click on the Encryption tab
  4. Under "When a server requests my personal certificate:", click on "Select one automatically"
  5. Click the OK button to close the dialog


Google Chrome

Sorry: we're not aware of any way to reconfigure Google Chrome to suppress the "Comfirm certificate" dialog.