IE 9 Sign-In Errors for Secured Services

Discussion created by CGCRLC on Jan 30, 2013
Latest reply on Feb 8, 2013 by mminami-esristaff
I downloaded the 'Basic Viewer' application template and am hosting this app over my company's server.  This app directs users to a password-protected, secure map with secure services. The sign-in process works with Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, but when I try to access the app with Internet Explorer 9, I get the following error message: "Unable to Create Map: Aborted the sign-in process to avoid sending password over insecure connection"

As I understand, the solution provided by Esri tech support is to install a proxy on our server to run with IE 9 compatibility. Our IT folks are not thrilled with this solution, and do not want to install Chrome or Firefox on all users' machines. I was wondering if anyone has a better solution? This problem seems simple enough, given the fact that IE 9 is one of the more popular web browsers out there.

Any ideas are appreciated, thanks!