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https security button in Safari 6.0.2

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OHLarix Calculating status...
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Nov 26, 2012 11:10 AM

I happened to notice today that the https security button, which is supposed to display in the address/search field whenever one has gone to a secure website, is absent. At least when I'm browsing in a "standard" guest user account. Browsing while logged in under the admin account, the button is present when it should be. For example, my home button in Safari goes to When I click on that and the google home page comes up, on the guest account, there's no gray https button in the address field, but on the admin account there is.


My impression is that the link is NOT secure as long as the button is not displayed (per, so what might have gone wrong, and how can I fix it?


Advance thanks.



Safari 6.0.2, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), iMac 24" 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,985 points)
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    Nov 26, 2012 4:25 PM (in response to OHLarix)

    Is this the built-in guest account that you enabled in the Users & Groups preference pane, or one that you created?


    Launch the TextEdit application and select Format > Make Plain Text from the menu bar. Drag the URL from the Safari address bar into the TextEdit window. Does the link text start with "https"?

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,985 points)
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    Nov 26, 2012 8:22 PM (in response to OHLarix)

    Select Safari Preferences Extensions from the Safari menu bar. If any extensions are installed, disable them and test.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,985 points)
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    Nov 27, 2012 7:09 AM (in response to OHLarix)

    did it just keep the security button from appearing without affecting the integrity of the encryption, or did it corrupt or otherwise render useless any attempts at secure connections?


    I have no idea. You'd have to ask the developer of the extension, which I've never heard of.

  • sschleicher Calculating status...
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    Nov 27, 2012 10:06 AM (in response to Linc Davis)

    We'll have our development team look into this but the report is strange.  We don't have a 5.1 version of the iGive Button.  The latest and most current version is  The most current version of the iGive Button is available at


    In looking at the member's account on our systems, we can see he is running an old version of the iGive Button from 2011.  Had he applied several updates to the iGive Button that have been released since then, this problem would probably not have occurred.


    iGive Member Support

  • sschleicher Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 27, 2012 11:09 AM (in response to OHLarix)

    Not sure why the update didn't apply, especially since your browser saw that there was one.  That is odd.  We'll have our developers look at the https lock issue.  I CAN however assure you that the iGive Button does nothing to interfere with SSL communications.


    We'll get to the bottom of the problem and get it fixed.  Thanks for pointing this out.


    iGive Member Support

  • npegman Calculating status...
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    Feb 12, 2013 8:16 AM (in response to OHLarix)

    Seems to be a Safari 6.0.2 thing.  I have experienced several pages which show as 'secure' with the https/lock icon in other browsers but which don't in Safari.  I have no extensions installed!  Disturbing.


    Certain websites (amazon, apple, etc.) do show the lock icon in Safari. 


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