“The root of the certificate chain is not a trusted root authority”

Scott ZischerkI recently ran into an issue where a web service that I had set up through SharePoint was throwing the error: “The root of the certificate chain is not a trusted root authority”  The web service ultimately sent out an email with an attachment that is retrieved from a SharePoint document library.  The error was occurring when I created a HttpWebRequest and called the GetResponse method.  Initially, I tried to reassign the ServicePointManager.ServerCertificateValidationCallback property to a method that just returns true, but that didn’t seem to work.

Eventually, I found this blog post: http://godwinsblog.cdtech.in/2010/12/sharepoint-2010-root-of-certificate.html that had me download all the certificates in the SSL certificate chain and add them into SharePoint.  After adding the root, intermediate and SSL certificate the web service started working properly.

SharePoint’s Data Form Web Part, Edit Mode, and “Id” Query Parameter

Mike BerrymanSo a few days ago, I stumbled upon a baffling bug in SharePoint while using a data form web part to allow for editing a list item in a custom list.  In the past, whenever I’ve created custom data form web part pages for editing, I’ve always followed SharePoint’s schema of using the “Id” query parameter to indicate which list item is being editted.  In this case, I was already using “Id” in another web part on the same page, so I just modified my data form web part to use some other query parameter, like “ItemId”.  Simple, right?

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Help! I’ve enabled anonymous access to my SharePoint 2010 Site, but it’s still prompting me to log in!

Scott ZischerkThere are a couple of steps to enabling anonymous access on a SharePoint 2010 site.  Here are some steps I take to ensure I have everything set up correctly.

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