Do not prompt for client certificate selection when no certificates or only one certificate exists.

This policy setting allows you to manage whether users are prompted to select a certificate when no certificate or only one certificate exists.

If you enable this policy setting, Internet Explorer does not prompt users with a "Client Authentication" message when they connect to a Web site that has no certificate or only one certificate.

If you disable this policy setting, Internet Explorer prompts users with a "Client Authentication" message when they connect to a Web site that has no certificate or only one certificate.

If you do not configure this policy setting, Internet Explorer prompts users with a Client Authentication message when they connect to a Web site that has no certificate or only one certificate.

Supported on: At least Internet Explorer 6.0 in Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1
Do not prompt for client certificate selection when no certificates or only one certificate exists.


  1. Enable
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Lockdown_Zones\3
    Value Name1A04
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0
  2. Disable
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Lockdown_Zones\3
    Value Name1A04
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value3


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