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Making The Open Mic Secure
Ok, I did something pretty cool and geeky today.
The Open Mic now has an SSL certificate. Meaning: it is 100% secure.
What’s an SSL certificate you say?
Well, the geeky explanation would be:
SSL Certificates are small data files that digitally bind a cryptographic key to an organization’s details. When installed on a web server, it activates the padlock and the https protocol (over port 443) and allows secure connections from a web server to a browser.
Source: Global Sign.
But if we translate this into plain English this simply means that all your personal data, your usernames, passwords, credit card information are transmitted via encrypted protocol and 100% secure.
When it comes to security, I don’t want to take any chances.
And neither should you.
Never use websites that can’t provide a secure connection when you’re submitting sensitive information.
Because that’s just too much of a risk.
When you’re about to send your email or password or any other information, take a moment and look in your browser address bar. Do you see a green padlock? Then you’re good to go.
The Open Mic SSL certificate is applied site-wide. That means you should see the padlock anywhere you go.
For example, when you register at The Open Mic:
Registering at The Open Mic is super safe
Same goes for logging in:
You can safely type in your login and password.
And of course, your profile page is secure too.
You can manage your profile information.
And, as you could’ve guessed, your account settings page is pretty secure too:
Change your name, password, email. Everything is 100% secure.
Ok, this is it for today. Thanks for reading this Developer Diary entry.
P.S.: In case you were wondering I purchased my SSL certificate. I think security is the most important thing and it’s worth investing some money to make sure that everything is properly encrypted.
SSL certificate was purchased from Siteground. This is the hosting provider of my choice. These guys have the best support in town and I can recommend them to anybody in a heartbeat. If you’re looking for better hosting provider you should check them out.