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(no) SSL Encreyption on some blog? -> Yellow Lock in Browser

Feb 03, 2017 at 10:44 AM


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Usually SAP-Blogs have a nice green lock on them -> SSL encryption stuff, nice and secure, everything fine:

But today I saw one where there's a Yellow lock:

-> something embedded that’s not so well encrypted, not so fine....

(Screenshots from Chrome)

Why is that? (Go technical, if you want!) And: Can/should that be fixed?



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Joachim Rees Sep 20, 2017 at 09:43 AM

Well, it seems fine now! (I no more get a yellow lock for the blog I mentioned).


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Vadim Kalinin Feb 03, 2017 at 11:39 AM

Looks like emoticons :)


Not encrypted :) No more secret emoticons...

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OK, understood. As far as I can tell those links are not working anyway, so they could as well be removed....

I'll raise an alert on that blog, pointing to this question....


I honestly don't know what to say about this one. Let me see what I can find out...


Thanks Jerry! Maybe to clarify: it doesn’t hurt me at all, to get that yellow lock. However, it gives a bad impression. ( -> it seems unsecure to the user and that's what the browser says as well).

Also: telling users something like "well, you will get that browser message saying "not secure" but that's ok/ignore it/ click it away!"* is an idea I don't like, as it educates people NOT to care for security, while what we(internet community / society) need is the opposite!

So it’s not a bug, but more of an image-problem (nice pun here!) ;-)

*Sometimes I see this (not here, other places) when self-signed certificates or used.




Hi, Joachim:

We've opened as a prioritized bug. The explanation I got from IT: "Bottom line the reason is that images (smileys) of that post are loaded via http and not via https and therefore not the full content is https/ssl any more."

I could seek more details if you wish, but IT is working to resolve.

Best regards,



While the IT are looking into the issue, specific for blogs display - the same situation we have for tagged pages:

The reason is, that the links to the avatars of the forum members are also http.


Thanks, Veselina. I'll pass that along as well.


I go to same page through

All looks OK?

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Update: "A moderator did not agree to your alert for Future of Community and One Digital Experience (2 days ago)"