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BBTactics updated to SSL

Discussion in 'Site News, Bug Reports and Questions' started by Coach, May 11, 2017.

  1. Coach

    Coach Administrator Head Coach

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    I've been doing some tweaking behind the scenes over this last week to make the site more secure and hopefully also faster.

    First stage was anti spammers which seems to have been a success and will save the moderators a lot of time.

    The other part was to switch over to SSL (secure sockets layer) using https rather than http. You should see a padlock somewhere in your browser (typically at the front of the address bar these days) now. Whilst not really necessary for a site like this, google have started a push for every site to use it. The extra protection certainly isn't overall a bad thing, though does have a minor impact on speed.

    It does mean passwords are passed over a secure connection now, though hopefully no one is reusing sensitive passwords on here in the first place!

    If I've broken anything, then please let me know!
     
  2. Veggente85

    Veggente85 Well-Known Member

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    Damn, my nuclear codes!!!!
     
  3. Coach

    Coach Administrator Head Coach

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    Having a little issue with redirecting from the old pages to the new versions for the forum. You'll need to update your bookmarks to https instead of http and any links coming in please do the same.

    The chatbox doesn't appear to be working on the http version of the page, so if that's a problem you are seeing that's why. Hopefully I'll have all the pages automatically redirecting to the new ones soon. In the mean time though, you can manually just go to the https version where it all appears to be working fine...
     
  4. Coach

    Coach Administrator Head Coach

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    In a possibly related issue, it appears that some people can't edit their signatures now, or things like location and steam name.

    Could people please check their accounts and let me know if they can or can't do any of those and if certain boxes are greyed out etc please? I think it's related to the always confusing permissions system, may be been broken before my tinkering this week...
     
  5. Sataric

    Sataric Well-Known Member

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    Works just fine for me, mate.
     
  6. jrpeart

    jrpeart Well-Known Member

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    Works fine for me too.
     
  7. TravelScrabble

    TravelScrabble Well-Known Member

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  8. Ilgoth

    Ilgoth Courier Staff

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    Works here.
     
  9. Coach

    Coach Administrator Head Coach

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    Thanks guys, helps narrow down the issues.
     
  10. mamutas

    mamutas Super Moderator Moderator

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    So, I am the only one who sees everything in red? :eek:

    Haha, just kidding! :p