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Secure Browsing (HTTPS) - Overview

What is secure browsing on LinkedIn?

Last Reviewed: 07/30/2014
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What is HTTPS?

HTTPS is a widely used web browser protocol that allows you to look at LinkedIn securely. The encrypted channel keeps data exchange confidential and allows you to securely identify the website. Most sites use HTTPS when taking payments or login credentials. LinkedIn automatically uses a secure connection when you sign in, use Recruiter, advertising tools, enter a payment flow, or change your settings. You now have the option to browse all of www.linkedin.com over HTTPS.

If you regularly access LinkedIn using WiFi hotspots at libraries, cafes, airports, we recommend that you turn on your HTTPS security settings.

Note: Third-party applications and some content may not be available when you turn this setting option on.

How do I turn it on?
  1. Go to your Settings. (You may be asked to sign in before accessing the Settings page.)
  2. Click the Account tab and then click Manage security settings.
  3. Check the box and click Save changes.

At any time, you can turn off HTTPS by unchecking the box.

Why does a security warning pop up in my browser?

Supporting HTTPS across the entire site is still a work in progress. There are portions of our site that include content from third parties who may not support https. On these pages, browsers may display a warning or notification. We are working to fix these issues, and meanwhile we want our members to have the option to browse the web securely.

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