Obviously, this issue would have been solved by simply renewing the web server certificate, but the customer was not in a position to do this now and we had to seek an alternative solution.
Our solution was to modify the ExcelToCI macros to tell them to ignore SSL certificate errors. To do so, we had to do the following changes on the CreateCITemplate.sendSOAPRequest_GetCIShape() and StagingAndSubmission.sendSOAPRequest_SubmitToDB() functions:
- Replace the following variable declaration:
Dim xHTTP As New MSXML2.ServerXMLHTTP40
- Replace the following variable initialization:
Set xHTTP = New MSXML2.ServerXMLHTTP40
- Add the following line before calling the Send method:
The SetOption call is actually telling the Send method to ignore any SSL certificate error.