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Information about new secure connection protocol standards

Post by The Godfather on January 6th 2017, 11:43 am

First topic message reminder :



Dear users,

Since 2016, Google has decided to accelerate the transition to a more secure web by imposing the HTTPS standard. This is a good thing for Internet users but is really complex to set up technically on big services like Forumotion ! Confused

Google Chrome will display an alert for HTTP pages


Note that since January 2017, Google Chrome browser (version 56) could display a security alert on HTTP pages including a "Password" field. This will be a discrete indication with "Not secure" message that will be displayed in the address bar. Here's what it will look like:



How does this affect Forumotion Forums ?


On the discussion forums, members must log in by entering their username and password. This alert will not affect all HTTP pages, but only those that display a "password" field.

For Forumotion forums, this could typically occur on pages with a field asking to enter a password (Login widget, Quick login display, ...).

Don't be afraid, having this alert does not mean that your forum is not secure. This is a simple indication dictated by the new standards imposed by the use of a secure connection protocol between the web server that hosts your forum and your web browser.

The HTTPS protocol will be soon available for Forumotion Forums


Although there is no obligation to adopt this new protocol, the best solution, which will soon be available on all Forumotion forums, is to have the possibility to put the forum in HTTPS mode. In addition to providing a secure web space for your members, your forum will display a "Secure" message. Cool

Nevertheless, be aware that the complete transition of your forum in HTTPS mode will require some modifications in the templates. All resources (images, JS, CSS, external services, ...) must be called in HTTPS mode. Otherwise, the forum will not be considered secure.

In any way, we will provide you with more information on this as soon as all technical modifications are ready on our side.

Regards

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Re: Information about new secure connection protocol standards

Post by YoshiGM on February 1st 2017, 7:55 pm

No problem.. it's a good idea to pay for this option hehe.. Thanks for the answer Very good
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Re: Information about new secure connection protocol standards

Post by APE on February 1st 2017, 8:01 pm

your welcome anytime @YoshiGM Please have a great day Doff



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Re: Information about new secure connection protocol standards

Post by Bill Cahill on April 11th 2017, 1:08 am

@Anaya DeLaRose wrote:my spend credits area does not have the icon for the SSL Certificate

I am not computer savvy. I had the forum given to me several years ago. I'm not sure how to do this, or, take care of some other troubles. But, I think the idea of a secure forum is good.
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Re: Information about new secure connection protocol standards

Post by VestaAdmin on May 10th 2017, 5:51 am

Yeah I have no idea what this means as far as affecting my forum. I would have to change the images or something to make them secure?? what does that mean?? I use lots of images in the backgrounds the skin etc. that I make in Paint Shop Pro. Sorry I am not real tech savvy either. That's why I use forumotion cuase it was not too complicated.
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Re: Information about new secure connection protocol standards

Post by APE on May 10th 2017, 5:24 pm

Okay this is how it works.
Without this SSL certificate Your forum will show up a little padlock on the top of your browser,
Now when you go to log in to your forum you will see a small popup saying your log in data is not safe.

Now if your buy a SSL certificate the padlock will go green and show your forum as safe and the warning will go away from your login page.

Now there is a lot of worry of our members about changing over to this new SSL certificate.

Trust me it looks and sound really hard to do but thanks to our really fabulous Forum system we have made this much more easy to do.

when changing over our system will look at your CSS files and your images and if they are hosted by servimg.com most of the items will be changed over by us so there is no big worry there.

Now if your images are hosted by tinypic or photobucket then you will have to change them all over by hand and that will be a little harder to do.

This is why we advice all members to host them with servimg.com but don't worry
with the new cool tool we have in servimg there is a tool that will let your host your items with the URL so all you have to do is copy the URL in the box and re-host it with us.

Now what dose it mean if you don't buy a SSL certificate ?

NOTHING you don't have to buy it all it is just really made to forums and sites that you have to add your bank account info to the sites database and to make your login info more safe.
And the other thing it dose is makes the search engines know your forum is marked as safe and gives you a good report. (That's about all it is)



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Re: Information about new secure connection protocol standards

Post by Flappypaddles on May 13th 2017, 8:54 am

is this just a scheme to make money out of us?
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Re: Information about new secure connection protocol standards

Post by Wolfuryo on May 13th 2017, 9:26 am

@Flappypaddles, of course forumotion gets money when you buy a ssl certificate, but you're forum gains a better security. It's like locking a door with 2 locks instead of 1. You pay more, but have less things to worry about.
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Re: Information about new secure connection protocol standards

Post by Anaya DeLaRose on May 24th 2017, 5:27 am

for the price it is not bad at all, I say it is worth it and i got it and all is fixed up and working wonderfully. i had a couple images and some junk I had to fix for the code to get it to be flipped over but it was not a big deal.
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Re: Information about new secure connection protocol standards

Post by APE on May 24th 2017, 3:38 pm

yeah with small forums it's worth going over our system dose most of it for you anyway that is why there is a little charge to the founders for this service we also have to pay to be on this our self.
and no its not just a way to make money out of everyone all sites all over the world should have it but they don't if they don't have a log in system.

but all big sites that have login systems will have it to be more safe than sorry.



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