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Author Topic: HTTPS for the wiki soon to be a necessity  (Read 589 times)

sanchezman

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HTTPS for the wiki soon to be a necessity
« on: March 29, 2020, 10:45:22 pm »

All the major web browsers are soon to enforce strict HTTPS checking for all websites.  Browsers already mark HTTP only sites as "Not secure", and now both Firefox and Chrome are enforcing stronger restrictions on cookies that get sent over HTTP.

I've read that prior attempts to use Lets Encrypt to get an SSL cert for the wiki failed because the advertiser networks didn't work.  These days, 3rd party requests from most websites have to be HTTPS, or else the browser will reject it.  Furthermore, Let's Encrypt is straightforward to set up and maintain, not to mention available free of charge.  With all the pressure that browsers will continue to exert against websites using HTTP, I believe now there is little reason to delay.
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Ziusudra

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Re: HTTPS for the wiki soon to be a necessity
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2020, 10:56:33 pm »

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Ironblood didn't use an axe because he needed it. He used it to be kind. And right now he wasn't being kind.

lethosor

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Re: HTTPS for the wiki soon to be a necessity
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2020, 11:06:59 pm »

The wiki has supported HTTPS since ~June 2019: https://dwarffortresswiki.org/index.php/Special:RecentChanges
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There was a typo in the siegers' campfire code. When the fires went out, so did the game.