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Postby Denny » Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:30 pm

When I get am email letting me know someone has replied to my post, the URL provided in the email uses HTTP.
My security software blocks me from using that URL, it wants HTTPS.
I have to copy the URL and edit it to add the S to HTTP.
Can you fix this?
Web security is a big deal these days.
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Re: Web security

Postby crfriend » Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:24 pm

I just made a minor tweak to the back-end configuration to change the default protocol to https:// instead of http:// and let's see what happens.

If the above fails, I can force the setting, but that may break folks with older browsers who don't have the CA "chain of trust" required for our CA (Certificate Authority -- the ones who sign our https:// key). I know of at least one user (Hi, Fred!) that has this problem and I'm not interested in breaking current functionality for anyone when the issue is trivially dealt with at the client end by inserting an "s" into the method field of the URI (Universal Record Identifier).
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Re: Web security

Postby Fred in Skirts » Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:24 am

crfriend wrote:I just made a minor tweak to the back-end configuration to change the default protocol to https:// instead of http:// and let's see what happens.

If the above fails, I can force the setting, but that may break folks with older browsers who don't have the CA "chain of trust" required for our CA (Certificate Authority -- the ones who sign our https:// key). I know of at least one user (Hi, Fred!) that has this problem and I'm not interested in breaking current functionality for anyone when the issue is trivially dealt with at the client end by inserting an "s" into the method field of the URI (Universal Record Identifier).

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Re: Web security

Postby weeladdie18 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:20 pm

Hi Carl... never asked for this service....I check board index weeladdie
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Re: Web security

Postby crfriend » Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:56 pm

weeladdie18 wrote:Hi Carl... never asked for this service....I check board index weeladdie

Hopefully it is transparent. It should be if you're running a modern browser with an up-to-date CA chain.

Is there a problem?
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