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Canvas to unsecure WeBWorK server warning message

Canvas to unsecure WeBWorK server warning message

by Larry Riddle -
Number of replies: 1
I have successfully set up an assignment in Canvas via an external tool allowing students to authenticate to our WeBWorK server via Canvas. However, each time a student clicks on the assignment in Canvas, they will first be taken to a page that says "You are trying to launch insecure content from within a secure site (canvas). Some web browsers may prevent this content from loading." There is then a button to click to load the assignment in a new window. At that point they are taken to the appropriate homework set in WeBWorK to complete the assignment.

I'm assuming this occurs because Canvas is a secured website (https) while our WeBWorK server is an unsecured site (http).

I would like to avoid having this warning message displayed every time a student needs to go to WeBWorK. While the ultimate solution would be to convert our WeBWorK server to a secure one, we are a small college and our (one!) network administrator is a bit overwhelmed at the moment with the beginning of classes next week. So as a temporary measure, I was wondering if any Canvas users who have experienced this same issue know of a way to turn off the warning message so that students will not constantly be having to click through twice to get to their WeBWorK homework sets.
In reply to Larry Riddle

Re: Canvas to unsecure WeBWorK server warning message

by Michael Fraboni -
I ran into this and the only way I saw to fix it was to setup my webwork server as https. As far as I could tell the warning system was something built pretty deeply into Canvas and couldn't be disabled.