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Your connection is not secure

by snopal (Pilgrim)
on Jan 17, 2018 at 20:51 UTC ( #1207428=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Of late I have observed that my https connections to perlmonks.org and www.perlmonks.org are providing me with the titled 'not secure' notice.

It appears to switch between both host names... https://perlmonks.org will be ok and https://www.perlmonks.org will not, and then other times the reverse is true. Knowing this, I can switch my URL domain name and not get the message, but this is incompatible with any bookmark I define. Sometimes it is secure, sometimes it is not. I change my bookmark and get similar results.

I'm not complaining, as I have a quick fix every time I see it. However, it could be confusing users relying on search engine links into the sites if they happen to use the more frequently mandated 'https' protocol.

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Re: Your connection is not secure
by Perl300 (Pilgrim) on Mar 19, 2018 at 18:28 UTC

    I just wanted to inform. I don't know much about this stuff so can't say/suggest anything. And I must mention here that I am already thankful to all the volunteers who keep PM up and running.

    I found this thread when I was facing same problem and searched for more details without logging on to PM. I get "Your connection is not secure" for both the https://perlmonks.org and https://www.perlmonks.org from chrome & Firefox.

Re: Your connection is not secure
by Anonymous Monk on Feb 14, 2018 at 14:37 UTC
    Chrome and other browser vendors have said that starting in July they will call-out any site that isn't secure. PerlMonks should do what everyone else has already done and provide a permanent-redirect to its https equivalent. There is no longer any cost for a valid certificate. The necessary changes to the site configuration should take less than ten minutes.

      Non sequitur. A browser calling attention to insecure connection is one thing. Https-only "internet" is a completely different matter.

      The necessary changes to the site configuration should take less than ten minutes.

      Please shut your pie-hole, Mike. You have zero idea. Basta.

      By the way... Three replies to the same root node, saying essentially the same (stupid) stuff, two of which are anonymous? You've got a problem, man.

Re: Your connection is not secure
by Anonymous Monk on Feb 06, 2018 at 23:21 UTC
    Personally, I think that it is long overdue for perlmonks.org to follow what is obviously now "the New Normal":   an SSL-only site.   (If WikiPedia has already done it, so can we.)   A free SSL-certificate from letsencrypt.org would do nicely.   We are very-clearly "behind the cue-ball" on this . . . the expectations of the web community have changed.
      1. What's this we business? AnonymousMonks are nobody I know.
      2. This is a free, volunteerism site. Wikipedia has a SIXTY MILLION PLUS DOLLAR ANNUAL BUDGET.
      3. The site already has an SSL cert so your advice, as isAlways The cAsE, is as wrong as it is lazy.

      Thanks for volunteering. Reach out to pmdev ASAP.

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