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SSL/TLS certificate for slightlymagic?

Postby ohforf » 30 Mar 2017, 18:23

Currently our cosy little forum is served over plain-text http.
That means every time someone logs in, their username/password are at risk of being stolen. In this day and age that is becoming increasingly common.

In fact, the website was hacked some years ago.

If the forum was served over an encrypted connection (https) with an SSL or TLS certificate it would make it harder to hack. Fortunately, you can now get such a certificate for free via the Let's Encrypt project!

Is there any interest in making the jump to lightspeed... I mean HTTPS :D ?
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Re: SSL/TLS certificate for slightlymagic?

Postby Goblin Hero » 31 Mar 2017, 07:08

Old hack was not connected with the plain text transfer.
But I'm already thinking about HTTPS because new browsers begin to warn about all unencrypted sites.
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Re: SSL/TLS certificate for slightlymagic?

Postby Goblin Hero » 31 Mar 2017, 10:54

If you can see this message - SSL is working properly. :D
P.S. Tell me if something is broken.
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Re: SSL/TLS certificate for slightlymagic?

Postby ohforf » 31 Mar 2017, 16:50

Oh wow, that was fast!

It is indeed working =D>
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Re: SSL/TLS certificate for slightlymagic?

Postby Huggybaby » 06 Apr 2017, 22:54

Awesome, thanks GH. :)
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