In the previous tip we illustrated how to download files from the internet using Invoke-WebRequest. However, this works for HTTP addresses only. Once you start using HTTPS addresses, it fails:
$url = "https://github.com/PowerShellConferenceEU/2018/raw/master/Agenda_psconfeu_2018.pdf" $destination = "$home\agenda.pdf" Invoke-WebRequest -Uri $url -OutFile $destination -UseBasicParsing Invoke-Item -Path $destination
The (simple) solution is to run this line first:
[Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol = [Net.SecurityProtocolType]::Tls12
Once you do this, the previous code runs just fine and downloads the psconf.eu agenda in PDF format on your desktop, then tries to open the file.