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Browser Security Warning Pop-up

Post by Cromar on Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:38 pm

RogerNo.1 wrote:Thanks Cromar. And one more thing. This message keeps popping up on my screen. Any idea what it's all about? I just keep Clicking "cancel" and it goes away. But it's come up about 6 times today and only on this website.

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This is what Forumotion has posted on their Support page. The transition to an HTTPS site is fairly complex, it requires to obtain an SSL certificate for the site (which is not free!) and the whole procedure is still in Beta. So, this site will probably not get converted any time soon, and in the end, this a decision for the Founder to make. So, we will let Lil_Jay track this one down.  Cool

But there is nothing unsecure about this site right now. Google just want every sites on the Internet to be upgraded.

The information provided below relates to Google Chrome and it appears, as shown by RogerNo.1, that Safari's notice is somewhat different. I have also seen a security warning pop up a couple of times with Internet Explorer. Maybe you can add this site to your "Trusted sites", or something, to avoid the warnings?... I am not sure. Let us know if you find a solution, or anyone else, for that matter.    



Information about new secure connection protocol standards

Dear users,

Since 2016, Google has decided to accelerate the transition to a more secure web by imposing the HTTPS standard. This is a good thing for Internet users but is really complex to set up technically on big services like Forumotion !


Google Chrome will display an alert for HTTP pages  

Note that since January 2017, Google Chrome browser (version 56) could display a security alert on HTTP pages including a "Password" field. This will be a discrete indication with "Not secure" message that will be displayed in the address bar. Here's what it will look like:

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How does this affect Forumotion Forums ?  

On the discussion forums, members must log in by entering their username and password. This alert will not affect all HTTP pages, but only those that display a "password" field.

For Forumotion forums, this could typically occur on pages with a field asking to enter a password (Login widget, Quick login display, ...).

Don't be afraid, having this alert does not mean that your forum is not secure. This is a simple indication dictated by the new standards imposed by the use of a secure connection protocol between the web server that hosts your forum and your web browser.



The HTTPS protocol will be soon available for Forumotion Forums  

Although there is no obligation to adopt this new protocol, the best solution, which will soon be available on all Forumotion forums, is to have the possibility to put the forum in HTTPS mode. In addition to providing a secure web space for your members, your forum will display a "Secure" message.  Cool

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