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HTTPS redirect on forum.swissmicros.com

Post by Thomas Okken » Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:30 pm

Would it be possible to configure http://forum.swissmicros.com so that it redirects to https://forum.swissmicros.com before you login rather than after? The way it works now, if you mistakenly use the non-secure URL to access the site, it will allow you to login insecurely, and then it redirects you, forcing you to login again. A minor issue, I guess, but annoying.

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Re: HTTPS redirect on forum.swissmicros.com

Post by H2X » Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:30 pm

Thomas Okken wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:30 pm
Would it be possible to configure http://forum.swissmicros.com so that it redirects to https://forum.swissmicros.com before you login rather than after? The way it works now, if you mistakenly use the non-secure URL to access the site, it will allow you to login insecurely, and then it redirects you, forcing you to login again. A minor issue, I guess, but annoying.
A major issue, if you're bothered by your credentials trotting the globe in clear text...
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Re: HTTPS redirect on forum.swissmicros.com

Post by rprosperi » Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:49 pm

Why don't you simply bookmark the https:// version ?

I agree it should ultimately be fixed, but in the interim, no need to run any risks...
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Re: HTTPS redirect on forum.swissmicros.com

Post by H2X » Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:56 pm

rprosperi wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:49 pm
Why don't you simply bookmark the https:// version ?

I agree it should ultimately be fixed, but in the interim, no need to run any risks...
I have :-)
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Re: HTTPS redirect on forum.swissmicros.com

Post by Thomas Okken » Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:00 am

Obviously I don't run that risk on purpose. Even if I didn't care about security, having to login twice is simply annoying, and using a bookmark is no more of a fix than swerving around a pothole fixes the pavement.

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Re: HTTPS redirect on forum.swissmicros.com

Post by grsbanks » Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:23 am

Good point. I've passed the message on.

Edit: Done.
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Re: HTTPS redirect on forum.swissmicros.com

Post by Thomas Okken » Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:46 am

Great, thanks!

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