I am not going to force the forum to be secure (not touching the forum config). I am just going to point the https: to here and see what happens. Hopefully the forum will process the secure address just as it does this one. If it doesn't, oh well. I won't know until I try it.RedDawnTheMusical said:I guess there would be value in logging in or entering personal registration information via SSL, but we definitely wouldn't want it for viewing or authoring threads - SSL presents an unnecessary load for what is already publically viewable.
Not much. Some people don't like anyone possibly getting their username and password. Another thing would be if you are unsure about what route your information might take when posting, then a secure connection would make sure no one is snooping (WiFi, library, work).groats said:I want to know how this would help.
I can see https for sending credit card info and such, you don't want people 'in between" you and, say, Cabela's, to see the CC#.
But how would it help here? People could still read your posts, right?
Excellent! Thanks for posting that.XD9SC said:Yeah if you can just get the https: to route to the same directly it should be fine.
I was not trying to imply making it mandatory for a users. Just having it as an option.
My desire is just to make it little harder for people to easy drop on my traffic.
A side note. There is a Firefox Extension that tries to use https by default.
Only if you put a "s" after "http". Like I said up a little bit, I am not changing the way the forum normally works, you have to manually change it to https (by inserting the s) if you want the site to be secure.Suburbbus said:My bar up top is still showing "http". I logged out and back in. Should it not show "https" now?