HTTPS/SSL for zenhax.com
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Author:  aluigi [ Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:48 pm ]
Post subject:  HTTPS/SSL for zenhax.com

If you are logging in the forum from an untrusted connection (free wifi, or a wifi not owned/controlled by you) then you may prefer to use the secure connection to the forum:

Both HTTP and HTTPS remain available:
  • If you are at your home: use HTTP (maybe faster) or HTTPS
  • If HTTPS gives you problems: use HTTP
  • If HTTPS doesn't work in a certain moment: temporary try HTTP
  • If you are in an Internet Cafe or other public places: use HTTPS

Author:  aluigi [ Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: HTTPS/SSL for zenhax.com

I would like your opinion about:
  • leaving everything as is now, so it's up to the user to use the http or https website
  • forcing the https website
What you would prefer and suggest?

Nowadays it's common practice to force https if available making impossible for an user to use the "old" unencrypted connection, but personally I think that leaving both would be better so the forum will be ever accessible in case of problems (old web browser or port 443 unreachable or problems on the https service).

Author:  atom0s [ Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: HTTPS/SSL for zenhax.com

Leaving both should be fine, let the user choose what they want to use. Perhaps make mention somewhere easily seen that the site offers https as well in case people miss it or don't see these update threads.

Author:  aluigi [ Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:08 am ]
Post subject:  Re: HTTPS/SSL for zenhax.com

Added a note in the "Site description" and set this topic as "Global"

Author:  lorak [ Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: HTTPS/SSL for zenhax.com

I agree, keep both options.

Author:  coredevel [ Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: HTTPS/SSL for zenhax.com

If SSL certificate expires, Firefox browser won't let you visit the website. I can't even visit that other site, xentax, right now, because they are too lazy to renew their SSL certificate. So, significant loss of web traffic if SSL certificate goes *poof*.

Author:  aluigi [ Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: HTTPS/SSL for zenhax.com

That should not happen here on zenhax because certificates are automatically renewed.

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