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Offline tmabell

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NWS's transition to https only access
« on: March 08, 2018, 04:47:55 PM »
With the ssl security issue at hand and the recent un-announced changes from http to https on many NWS web pages, I wonder if anyone has heard anything about when the WPC (Weather Prediction Center) and SPC (Storm Prediction Center) might be doing the government mandated change to https?  As I read the mandate, all government sites should have done that already.  Why those two are immune is a mystery to me.  If they intend on doing it I wish they would just get it done so we can change what we need to change and move on.

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Re: NWS's transition to https only access
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2018, 08:48:50 AM »
We should add the CPC to the list of NOAA branches that seem to have a pass.   ](*,)

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Re: NWS's transition to https only access
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2018, 02:23:04 PM »
We should add the CPC to the list of NOAA branches that seem to have a pass.   ](*,)

CPC is not https:// compliant. I emptied the cache of both Chrome and Firefox (the latest version of each) on my machine to check. One refused to connect with https://, the other just timed out.
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Re: NWS's transition to https only access
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2018, 02:53:15 PM »
That is exactly the point I was going for.

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Re: NWS's transition to https only access
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2018, 03:18:12 PM »
And.. some of the sites use a Symantec-based cert which will be untrusted by Chrome and Firefox in the near future.  I'm hoping the existing sites will replace any to-be-untrusted certs before the time runs out.
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