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Make forum HTTPS-only

#1 Post by vinzv » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:33 am

I always use HTTPS. When I click on a HTTP link to another thread inside a post I have to re-login. When doing so it obviously kills my previous HTTPS session.
That's a bit inconvenient. Is there anything which stops us from making the forum HTTPS only?
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Re: Make forum HTTPS-only

#2 Post by richb » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:39 am

vinzv wrote:I always use HTTPS. When I click on a HTTP link to another thread inside a post I have to re-login. When doing so it obviously kills my previous HTTPS session.
That's a bit inconvenient. Is there anything which stops us from making the forum HTTPS only?
Can you post an example link? I have not experienced this.
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Re: Make forum HTTPS-only

#3 Post by vinzv » Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:08 pm

E.g. this post:
viewtopic.php?p=403982#p403982

It works with Smart HTTPS addon activated in Desktop Firefox but not on Firefox Android or without the Smart HTTPS addon.
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Re: Make forum HTTPS-only

#4 Post by richb » Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:28 pm

That link is taking you to the old http site. It was created before we converted to https. I am surprised it makes a connection, Maybe because it is cached? In general http sites will not log you out. That link is an anomaly.

EDIT: Corrected by Peregrine in a subsequent post. It seems that accessing the forum with http:// causes logout to happen and some older posts have links written that way. So do not use http for the forum. However http links to other web sites are OK.
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Re: Make forum HTTPS-only

#5 Post by peregrine » Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:34 pm

I do not think it is taking you to the old site, that is a recent post and the old site is not accessible.
The link in the post was typed in as http not https. Not sure why it did not rewrite to https.
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Re: Make forum HTTPS-only

#6 Post by timkb4cq » Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:15 pm

I have been having this happen accessing the Forum from my tablet, but hadn't sussed out why.
It *is* following links in forum posts that has been making me log in again the next time I bring up the forum.
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Re: Make forum HTTPS-only

#7 Post by asqwerth » Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:50 pm

When I get a notification in my email about a thread or reply, clicking on the link in the email will make me have to login again.

I'm not sure however if this is a consistent issue or only happens at times.
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Re: Make forum HTTPS-only

#8 Post by richb » Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:59 pm

asqwerth wrote:When I get a notification in my email about a thread or reply, clicking on the link in the email will make me have to login again.

I'm not sure however if this is a consistent issue or only happens at times.
No clue. I just tried one in my Gmail account and it did not log me out.
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Re: Make forum HTTPS-only

#9 Post by jdmeaux1952 » Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:25 am

I've been using HTTPS for years and have found that some websites do require a fresh login (even after saving the link after I originally logged in). I think that part of this is from the website itself being set up as a security measure. I haven't researched to find out why. I just put up with it.
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