Author Topic: Forum in https?  (Read 1339 times)

Offline tigerbeard

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Forum in https?
« on: February 08, 2018, 05:52:15 pm »
Somehow I failed to get my browser (current Firefox) showing me this forum in https. It keeps telling me that the forum page is insecure.
I would like to change that. Maybe I am missing something stupid.
Does anyone gets a secure login and browsing from the server?  Any tips on what I may be doing wrong?

If not, I would like to suggest to add a certificate to the server (self signed would be better than nothing) and offer is page under
 https://forums.codeblocks.org

Thanks and cheers
Tigerbeard

Offline ram1989

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Re: Forum in https?
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2019, 06:46:29 am »
It might also happen because of networks too.
So using VPN would help you in accessing sites that are blocked or not easy to access.

Offline tigerbeard

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Re: Forum in https?
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2019, 01:30:02 pm »
It might also happen because of networks too.
Hm,.. not clear what you mean..

So using VPN would help you in accessing sites that are blocked or not easy to access.
I think using VPN addresses a different issue.

Offline BlueHazzard

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Re: Forum in https?
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2019, 03:56:04 pm »
As far as i know this forum does not support https at the moment. If i open the forum site as https then there is the firefox warning about self signed certificate... I do not know if the admins work on porting the forum to https..
As far as i know, firefox will reject non https sites in the (far away) future [1], so we have to move the forum to https to make it fit for future...

This should not be to much work for the admins and the costs should be nearly zero with https://letsencrypt.org/ (beside the higher work load for encryption on the server)


[1] https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/firefox-prepares-to-mark-all-http-sites-not-secure-after-https-adoption-rises/

Offline FossHub

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Re: Forum in https?
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2019, 11:21:06 pm »
If you don't want to use LetsEncrypt, there are also cheaper options, something like $5-6 per year or $23 per five years. I don't think you will find a lower price. If there's any admin interested please PM and we can help.

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Re: Forum in https?
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2019, 11:28:45 pm »
LetsEncrypt is free.... so no cost for the certificate... the additional cost are pure electricity/bandwidth costs, that you have because of ssl...

[edit:] sry, i misread your comment...
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If you don't want to use LetsEncrypt