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Enabling Secure Socket Layers (SSL)

An Important Note about Changing Browser Settings/Configurations

The internet browser settings and configurations we suggest in this article relate to the optimum performance of the LexisNexis family of web-based products only. The settings you choose in configuring your browser directly affect all of the internal and external browser-based applications you use. You should always check with your Network Administrator or your PC/IT team before you change any system setting or configuration. If you have questions or concerns about the browser settings, you should use with your LexisNexis products, please contact our Customer Support team.

The LexisNexis® services only connect with SSL enabled internet browsers. Take the following steps as appropriate for your browser to enable SSL:

NOTE: Not all LexisNexis products support all the browsers referred to on this page.

Microsoft® Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer 6.0
Internet Explorer 7.0
Internet Explorer 8.0
America Online®
AOL 9.0


Firefox®
Firefox 3.x


Macintosh Browsers
Safari 3.0 for Macintosh
Safari 4.0 for Macintosh
Firefox 3.x for Macintosh

Netscape® Navigator
Netscape Navigator 9.x

Google Chrome 6.x
Google Chrome 6.x


Internet Explorer 6.0

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click Tools on the menu bar and select Internet Options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Scroll down to the Security section.
  5. Check the Use SSL 2.0 and Use SSL 3.0 checkboxes.
  6. Click OK.

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Internet Explorer 7.0

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click Tools on the menu bar and select Internet Options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Scroll down to the Security section.
  5. Check the Use SSL 2.0 and Use SSL 3.0 checkboxes.
  6. Click OK.

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Internet Explorer 8.0

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click Tools on the menu bar and select Internet Options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Scroll down to the Security section.
  5. Check the Use SSL 2.0 and Use SSL 3.0 checkboxes.
  6. Click OK.

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Netscape Navigator 9.x

  1. Open Netscape Navigator.
  2. Click Tools on the menu bar and select Options.
  3. Click Advanced.
  4. Click the Encryption tab and check Use SSL 3.0.
  5. Click OK.

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Firefox 3.x

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Click Tools on the menu bar and select Options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Encryption tab and check Use SSL 3.0.
  5. Click OK.

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AOL 9.0

  1. Open AOL.
  2. Click Start and select Settings and Control Panel.
  3. Double-click Internet Options.
  4. Click the Advanced tab.
  5. Scroll down to the Security section.
  6. Check the Use SSL 2.0 and Use SSL 3.0 checkboxes.
  7. Click OK.

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Safari 3.0 for Macintosh

SSL is always enabled.

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Safari 4.0 for Macintosh

SSL is always enabled.

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Firefox 3.x for Macintosh

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Click the Firefox menu and select Preferences.
  3. Click the Advanced tab and select Encryption.
  4. Check Use SSL 3.0.
  5. Click OK.

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Google Chrome 6.x

  1. Click the Chrome Tools Icon icon on the menu.
  2. Select Options.
  3. Select the Under the Hood tab.
  4. Scroll down to the Security section.
  5. Check Use SSL 2.0.
  6. Click Close.

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