Mixed content occurs if the initial request is secure over HTTPS, but HTTPS and HTTP content is loaded to display the web page. HTTPS content is secure. HTTP content is insecure.
Modern browsers might block the display of a page or display warning messages if secure content is mixed with insecure content.
A warning message displays if the Visual Experience Composer (VEC) in Adobe Target tries to open a page containing mixed content. This message informs you how to disable blocking in your browser. Disabling blocking lets you open an HTTP site or a site that has mixed content (HTTPS and HTTP).
Previously, when mixed content was not allowed, you could still perform some actions in Step 1 of the three-step guided workflow when creating activities. Target now blocks actions in Step 1. When this message displays, you must enable mixed content before continuing creating the activity.
Your browser’s security settings might block mixed content or insecure (HTTP) content being loaded into a secure (HTTPS) page or frame (such as the VEC). If you don’t want to disable your browser’s security settings, you must have an HTTPS website.
If your website is running on an insecure (HTTP) domain, you are required to allow the VEC to load active mixed content.
Allowing mixed content affects the VEC only and not your live website.
For more information, see Mixed Content on the Mozilla Developer Network (MDN) website.
If you’re visiting a site via a secure connection, Chrome verifies that the content on the web page has been transmitted safely.
See “Manage warnings about unsafe sites” in Google Chrome Help.
If you are using the VEC with the latest version of Chrome (version 79.0.3945.117 or later), you must update your site settings. Visitors to your site do not need to complete these steps.
Click the lock (caution) icon, then click Site settings.
Scroll to Insecure content, then use the drop-down list to change “Block (default)” to “Allow.”
Reload the VEC page.
By default, Firebox blocks pages that mix secure and insecure content. You should permanently change this setting to use Target. Visitors to your site do not need to complete these steps.
In Firefox, enter
about:config in the address bar.
Acknowledge the warning message displayed by Firefox.
In the search bar, type
The value changes from “True” to “False.” When the value shows “False,” you are finished.
Restart your computer after changing this setting.
If you’re visiting a site via a secure connection, Edge verifies that the content on the web page has been transmitted safely.
If you are using the VEC with the latest version of Edge, you must update your site settings. Visitors to your site do not need to complete these steps.
In Edge, click Microsoft Edge in the menu bar, Settings, then click Cookies and Site Permissions.
Scroll to Insecure content.
Click Insecure content, then click Add next to Allow, add the site on which to allow insecure content, then click Add.
Reload the VEC page.