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No https on the forum ?

Postby CobraPL » Mon, 17Oct23 17:37

I can't use https here. @shark maybe use letsencrypt free ssl ?

Sidenote: I hope that forum engine is up to date.
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Re: No https on the forum ?

Postby shark » Mon, 17Oct23 18:17

Sorry, I don't understand, I'm not a computer technician. Why do you want to use https?
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Re: No https on the forum ?

Postby CobraPL » Tue, 17Oct24 14:00

http://www.the-new-lagoon.com - current
https://www.the-new-lagoon.com - encrypted - it does not work.

So our passwords etc. are plaintext. It is common, modern technique to use HTTPS everywhere :)

https://letsencrypt.org/ - free certificates. Some hosting companies (like OVH) offer automatic installation. Forum engine may need some changes in config though.
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Re: No https on the forum ?

Postby shark » Tue, 17Oct24 14:30

Ah, ok, I'm going to study that.
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Re: No https on the forum ?

Postby CobraPL » Thu, 17Nov09 10:38

PS. Consider implementing service like couldflare, it has numerous advantages, like ddos protection, free ssl certs etc.
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Re: No https on the forum ?

Postby PinkVendeta » Sun, 18Apr22 00:13

CobraPL wrote:PS. Consider implementing service like couldflare, it has numerous advantages, like ddos protection, free ssl certs etc.

shark wrote:Ah, ok, I'm going to study that.

Any word on making your forum more secure Shark by implementing what CobraPL suggested?, just curious as it would make the forum way less prone to hacking like the last time all the good stuff was lost on it.
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Re: No https on the forum ?

Postby CobraPL » Wed, 18May16 21:29

Shark, how about upgrading forum software, implementing https? Do you need technical assistance? Money ? Please also enable paypal paying. It is easy :)

Edit: how about Discord channel too ?
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Re: No https on the forum ?

Postby Greebo » Wed, 18May16 22:43

PayPal is a no-no on any adult or non-vanilla site -- for a financial transfer and escrow business they are extremely morally judgemental. In my view they should reserve their frowns for criminal endeavours only. [img]images/icones/icon5.gif[/img]
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Re: No https on the forum ?

Postby shark » Wed, 18May16 22:49

CobraPL wrote:Shark, how about upgrading forum software, implementing https? Do you need technical assistance? Money ? Please also enable paypal paying. It is easy :)

Edit: how about Discord channel too ?

I do not have much knowledge of web and I do not understand what https would bring more to the forum...
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Re: No https on the forum ?

Postby Greyelf » Thu, 18May17 02:05

NOTE: I am not stating an opinion on changing the forum to use HTTP, just answering the following question.
shark wrote:...and I do not understand what https would bring more to the forum...
It would encrypt the transmission of the login username/password thus potentially making that part of the site more secure.
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Re: No https on the forum ?

Postby CobraPL » Thu, 18May17 15:31

Greyelf wrote:NOTE: I am not stating an opinion on changing the forum to use HTTP, just answering the following question.
shark wrote:...and I do not understand what https would bring more to the forum...
It would encrypt the transmission of the login username/password thus potentially making that part of the site more secure.

Shark, some people are not techy, so they actually use same password for Your forum and somewhere else. This is one of the reasons why such forum should use encrypted connections.

I just suggest finding someone who both you trust and he or she knows something about forum/webpage setup, hosting, cloudflare, ssl etc. Then mayeb delegate that work to that person.

Forum software also should be checked. For example Hongfire was totally hacked for ransom.
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Re: No https on the forum ?

Postby PinkVendeta » Sun, 18Jun03 22:54

Hi Shark,

I find it somewhat weird You reply to others and ignore me, esp with my level of coding knowledge, but no matter, below are a few links on how to setup https:// - SSL as most would call it, adding https:// before the forum url address, will make it WAY more secure esp when members are logging on as their respective passwords will then be encrypted.

Secure your site with HTTPS
Protect your site and your users

https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/6073543?hl=en

How to get HTTPS: Setting up SSL on your website
http://www.howto-expert.com/how-to-get-https-setting-up-ssl-on-your-website/

You can also update the actual forum software its self, from the Admin Control Panel which you have full access to, by updating the forum software You make it WAY more secure also and less likely to being hacked by the average school boy is who bored.

Update the forum software first.
Then read up from the above links and add https:// aka SSL to the forum url.

Both will make the forum WAY more secure and You will be less likely to another hack and loss of a bunch of cool stuff.
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Re: No https on the forum ?

Postby shark » Sun, 18Jun03 22:58

Thanks.
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Re: No https on the forum ?

Postby PinkVendeta » Sun, 18Jun03 23:15

Happy to help always.
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Re: No https on the forum ?

Postby shark » Sun, 18Jun03 23:23

I read several pages (in French, easier for me) about the configuration of a phpbb forum in https. Many who have tried had problems. I am very hesitant...
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