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    Default [SUGGESTION] auto redirect to HTTPS

    http://www.candlepowerforums.com should automatically redirect users to https://www.candlepowerforums.com. Most websites do this nowadays.

    Apart from improving privacy by forcing clients to use encrypted communication, this removes great potential for confusion since browsers handle cookies seperately for both sites, so a user logged in to https://cpf will not be logged in after following a link to http://cpf and vice versa.

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    Default Re: [SUGGESTION] auto redirect to HTTPS

    You can install the HTTPS Everywhere plugin from the Electronic Frontier Foundation to get this effect: https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere. As a bonus, it will work on all websites, not just CPF.

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    Default Re: [SUGGESTION] auto redirect to HTTPS

    FYI - it has already been done on my end. It is likely your browser that is stopping it on your end. So yes, you would have to do what fyrstormer recommends.

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    My two questions remain unanswered (at least for me, a noob concerning such things) and I'm using Safari, so the suggestion doesn't work.
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    Weird! I didn't do anything, but now the Not Secure is gone.
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    Default Re: [SUGGESTION] auto redirect to HTTPS

    Quote Originally Posted by Chauncey Gardiner View Post
    Weird! I didn't do anything, but now the Not Secure is gone.
    Neither did I ... and you're welcome
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    The notice returned to my address bar so I copied and clicked - https://www.candlepowerforums.com

    I then deleted the previous link and bookmarked the new one.

    Was I remiss in thanking you?


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    Default Re: [SUGGESTION] auto redirect to HTTPS

    Quote Originally Posted by Chauncey Gardiner View Post
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    Was I remiss in thanking you?
    No, I was just joking with you


    (since you seem to be a good-humored sort)
    Last edited by archimedes; 04-08-2019 at 12:58 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archimedes View Post
    No, I was just joking with you


    (since you seem to be a good-humored sort)
    Lord knows I try, but sometimes I'm a jerk.
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    Default Re: [SUGGESTION] auto redirect to HTTPS

    I get this message in Firefox,
    "Although Firefox has blocked some content, there sill content on this page that is not secure, such as images."
    Should we assume this is because the images are hosted on third party servers, out of the control of CPF. Or is it it something else?
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    Default Re: [SUGGESTION] auto redirect to HTTPS

    That would be my guess, too
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    Default Re: [SUGGESTION] auto redirect to HTTPS

    No, the images such as banner ads, emoticons, and photos uploaded to the CPF server are all on the same server as the forum itself. Linked images such as ones members post from image hosting sites are third party and could cause the "not secure" issue.

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    Default Re: [SUGGESTION] auto redirect to HTTPS

    I reckon you're right.
    Speaking of images, how's Wash?
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    Websites p

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    Default Re: [SUGGESTION] auto redirect to HTTPS

    When I go to the https CPF website, Chrome gives me a warning that the certificate has been expired. Gives me the option to go to the http website, but tells that site could be unsafe.

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    Default Re: [SUGGESTION] auto redirect to HTTPS

    Quote Originally Posted by kj2 View Post
    When I go to the https CPF website, Chrome gives me a warning that the certificate has been expired. Gives me the option to go to the http website, but tells that site could be unsafe.
    Please be patient... it should be resolved tomorrow. Meanwhile... CPF is safe.

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