Internet Explorer can't display an HTTPS site when SSL 2.0 and TLS 1.2 are selected


The retired, out-of-support Internet Explorer 11 desktop application has been permanently disabled through a Microsoft Edge update on certain versions of Windows 10. For more information, see Internet Explorer 11 desktop app retirement FAQ.

This article provides a solution for Internet Explorer unable to display HTTPS websites.

Original product version:   Internet Explorer 9 and later versions
Original KB number:   2851628


You select SSL 2.0 and TLS 1.2 in the Internet Explorer 11 security settings. When you access an HTTPS website in Internet Explorer, you receive the following error message:

Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage


The issue occurs because SSL 2.0 and TLS 1.2 aren't compatible with each other in Internet Explorer 9 and later versions.


To use client-side certificates to establish an HTTPS connection over TLS 1.2, you must disable SSL 2.0. For more information, see Change security and privacy settings for Internet Explorer 11.


SSL 2.0 is disabled by default.