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#1 nigel

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 05:37 PM

Hi NH admins, forgive this post if you're already aware of this or don't care.  Since SSL/TLS is already configured on the site using a self-signed certificate, the next step of adding a legitimate cert can be accomplished for free from the Electronic Frontier Foundation's https://letsencrypt.org/ project.

 

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#2 Langley

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 06:37 PM

What gave you the impression that we have a self-signed certificate? We're on a shared hosting plan, and the server has a self signed certificate for the isp's domain, but we don't have anything configured for nerfhaven.com.  Since we don't deal with credit card transactions or sensitive data, I haven't really been worrying about it.  Thanks for the tip about letsencrypt though, nice to know that the EFF provides that service.


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#3 nigel

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 12:33 AM

A subtle but important distinction on nerfhaven not having it's own cert. :)  The only reason I mention it is because people just behave differently when they're observed and TLS helps prevent that.
 

Thanks again for the site, it's very helpful.


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#4 Langley

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 01:40 AM

I was mainly wondering if you found a link that uses the https:// prefix somewhere on this site or out in the wild.  I don't really get what you mean about being observed.  As far as I understand it, SSL mainly just authenticates the domain and confirms that you're not getting hit with a man-in-the-middle attack. 


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