Disable security messages by marking a site as trusted

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If a form attempts to retrieve data from a Web site that is outside of its own domain, then when you open the form you might receive messages about security risks associated with connecting to data sources. If you are certain that the form is accessing data from a trusted source, you can prevent these messages from appearing by adding the site from which you are opening the form to your Trusted sites zone in Windows Internet Explorer.

Note: The Trusted sites zone specifies security settings for sites that you trust — sites that you can download or run files from without worrying about damage to your computer or data. The default security level for the Trusted sites zone is Low. Therefore, Internet Explorer allows all cookies from Web sites in this zone to be saved to your computer and read by the Web site that created them. In addition, depending on the security level of the form, Microsoft Office InfoPath may allow some forms to access data from trusted sites without displaying a security message.

  1. In InfoPath, click Options on the Tools menu.

  2. Click the General tab.

  3. Click Internet Options.

  4. Cick the Security tab.

  5. In the Select a Web content zone to specify its security settings list, click Trusted sites, and then click Sites.

  6. In the Add this Web site to the zone box in the Trusted sites dialog box, type the address of the Web site where the form is located, and then click Add.

    Note: If the Web site address does not begin with https://, then clear the Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone check box. Clearing this check box stops InfoPath and Internet Explorer from attempting to verify that the server for each Web site in the zone is secure before connecting to it.

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