HTTPS Login Broken?

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iggy
April 10, 2017 - 8:57pm
Is HTTPS broken on the site?  When I click on the login or register link to login it comes up without security.   I'm leery of passing mh password through an open http connection. 
-iggy
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TerlObar
April 13, 2017 - 6:28pm
The site doesn't have (and never has had) an SSL certificate to allow for https logins.  Until last year they were $300 a year to buy for a non-self-signed certificate.  I could have done a self-signed certificate (I use one on my personal e-mail server) but every new person to the site would have received a nasty browser warning about self-signed certificates.  They are now free through a new service but I haven't had time to implement the stuff on the server to get one and my current hosting provider where I want to move the site off my home computer doesn't support them.

It's on my to-do list for after I get the Drupal version upgraded.
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Sargonarhes
April 13, 2017 - 8:15pm
As long as you're not using the password here on other sites, what's really going to happen? Who would hack into a site for this old game?
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iggy's picture
iggy
April 14, 2017 - 2:26am
I never noticed it wasn't HTTPS until my latest browser upgrade which now nags about such things.
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TerlObar
April 14, 2017 - 6:15am
Yeah, the newer browsers are getting picky and I think this summer some of them won't even allow you to connect to a site that doesn't have https.  Or at least they have threatened to.  It really frustrates me but it is the world we live in.
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