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SSL Certificate Ordered (Now Active 03 May 2019)

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#1 Andrea B.

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Posted 30 April 2019 - 18:58

Finally!

I don't know how long it will take for us to see an https in our URL, but the SSL Certificate to support this has been ordered and paid for through our server company Site5.
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#2 Mark

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Posted 30 April 2019 - 21:24

Hooray! I hope it wasn't too expensive.

#3 Andrea B.

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Posted 30 April 2019 - 21:26

Not at all. :D
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Posted 30 April 2019 - 22:27

Congratulations. This site is an excellent resource.


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Posted 30 April 2019 - 22:45

Good move, Andrea.

#6 nfoto

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Posted 30 April 2019 - 22:48

Firefox throws an error

SSL_ERROR_BAD_CERT_DOMAIN

temporary issue??

#7 Andrea B.

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 16:59

It is not yet installed.
I thought Site5 was supposed to do it.
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Posted 02 May 2019 - 21:25

Just curious to know what benefit an https:// URI would bring to the site. Since nothing is bought/sold here, what needs to be encrypted?

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 22:42

Some browsers have kittens if your site does not have this nowadays. Just an annoyance, but best to get with the program...

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 22:46

@Andy Broomé: https will protect transmitted information when a site user enters her/his username and password. I for one greatly appreciate such provisions.

#11 Andrea B.

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 15:18

Thanks, Mark, for the answer. :D

Given the level of hacking these days, I think it is important to try to prevent any snooping even on such a quick transaction as a website login. I've been notified at least 3 times in the last 3 years that my personal data has been stolen or hacked or whatever. Constant monitoring of online financial accounts or other accounts is necessary.

Remember to change your passwords -- at least once a year. I have been using a password vault to store mine. We have so many these days that it became impossible to remember them all.

Now I need to go check in with Site5 and find out what the delay is in installing this certificate. I thought it would be done by now.
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#12 Andrea B.

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 16:01

The SSL Certificate is in place. Your browsers should stop giving you the insecure message now. B)
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#13 Andrea B.

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 16:16

I will now setting a REDIRECT: All traffic to the HTTP version of UVP will be redirected to the HTTPS version of UVP.

That way you do not need to change any of your bookmarks. But it might be a good idea to do that anyway?
New bookmark:
https://www.ultravioletphotography.com
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#14 Andrea B.

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 16:29

The Redirect is now in place.

Next I must try to determine how to serve up UVP content (images in particular) via https rather than http. You might still see a notification from Firefox that UVP content is considered insecure.
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#15 Andrea B.

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 17:36

Your LOGIN is SECURE.

But I haven't yet found out why a page with an image is still considered insecure. I will continue to look for the reason. I'm not worried about this at this point because only a member can upload an image.
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#16 Dmitry

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 18:06

Smiles are insecure :o

#17 Andrea B.

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 18:09

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: <------- Major Insecurity !!!!!!
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#18 Dmitry

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 18:20

And some other images:
http://www.ultravioletphotography.com/content/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png
http://www.ultravioletphotography.com/content/public/style_emoticons/default/cool.png
http://www.ultravioletphotography.com/content/public/style_images/master/editor/toolbar_bg.png
http://www.ultravioletphotography.com/content/public/style_images/master/maintitle.png


#19 Andrea B.

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 18:37

somewhere somewhere in the code that http lurks just waiting for me to find it......
I've looked in the obvious places. Obviously. :lol:
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Posted 03 May 2019 - 21:42

View PostMark, on 02 May 2019 - 22:46, said:

https will protect transmitted information when a site user enters her/his username and password. I for one greatly appreciate such provisions.
Makes sense. Thanks for the clarification.