Increased Site Security

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Bonsai Nut, Dec 27, 2016.

By Bonsai Nut on Dec 27, 2016 at 6:49 AM
  1. Bonsai Nut

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    In the next week I will be upgrading the site with SSL so that all communications between the web server and your browser will be encrypted. Currently the only confidential information we use on the site are your site passwords, but it is good practice in general - and something Google has been trying to get me to do for a while :) I don't foresee a problem but it may require a little trouble shooting to ensure all parts of the site play well with each other using the new security protocol.
     
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Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Bonsai Nut, Dec 27, 2016.

    1. Bonsai Nut
      Bonsai Nut
      For what it's worth... this is the reason why some people get the little warning pop-ups from their browsers saying "warning - this connection may not be secure" or similar. If you look up at the URL right now you will see the leader as http://www.bonsainut.com/etc... In a few days that will be https://www.bonsainut.com. That little "s" means "secure socket layer" or SSL for short - but all you need to know is the "secure". The upgrading itself doesn't cost a lot of money but it requires me to do some things on the back end to meet the tech requirements in order to get the SSL Certificate for the site.
    2. Tieball
      Tieball
      Thanks for keeping a good eye on this site and following through with solutions.
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    3. sorce
      sorce
      Thanks!

      Warnings have been regularly infrequent for me.

      Sorce
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    4. M. Frary
      M. Frary
      Probably because you've cut back on the Internet porn.
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    5. Cadillactaste
      Cadillactaste
      Appreciate all your behind the scene time keeping the forum working for us.
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    6. j evans
      j evans
      That is right, now click some ads!
    7. Bonsai Nut
      Bonsai Nut
      So... going to be a little bit longer to make this change. I have purchased a new domain name for the parent organization that I am going to assign the SSL to, and I have to do some behind-the-scenes work to get the new domain set up.

      Just background administration work that takes a fair amount of time, but yields results down the road when I don't have to deal with organizational quirks. I probably am not making sense :) but I know what I'm doing... mostly :)
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