Logging into FIRE with Internet Explorer 6

Eric Updated by Eric

The Filing Information Returns Electronically (FIRE) Production and Test System server no longer supports Secure Socket Layer (SSL) 3.0 as one of the FIRE System’s Internet Security Technical Standards. Transmitters using IE 6.0 or lower as their browser may have problems logging in and connecting to the FIRE System. Follow the steps below to connect and upload a file:

  1. Go to Tools > Internet Options > Advanced.
  2. Scroll down and find Security.
  3. Uncheck both SSL 2.0 and SSL 3.0.
  4. Mark TLS 1.2 and click Apply.
FIRE System Internet Security Technical Standards
• HTTPS 1.1 Specification
• TLS 1.2 is implemented using SHA and RSA 1024 bits during the asymmetric handshake

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