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Old 01-03-2017, 01:27 PM   #1
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Account login security change

I wanted to let you know that in the next day or so you may see a small change to the site login screen. This is being done as we add an extra layer of security to usernames and passwords. The login pages, registration page and pages where you might update your account login info will be behind an https url rather than the usual http url.

This change is being made to stay current with recommended security practices and not in response to any problem with the site or accounts.

HTTPS adds security in several ways; verifying that the site is the one a server is supposed to be talking to and by preventing tampering by 3rd parties. It stops Man-in-the-middle attacks, improving security for both the site and for those logging in.


This should not impact your usual browsing experience. You will still login, still tick the remember me box, etc. The location of the login button has changed however and the page looks a bit different.
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Old 01-03-2017, 01:52 PM   #2
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Sounds like a good upgrade. Thanks
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Thanks I thought it was the new VPN I installed.

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I logged in this afternoon, made a post 10 minutes ago but it is not showing up in Latest Discussions. I'm wondering if that is somehow a result of the new login security change.
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Old 01-03-2017, 03:30 PM   #5
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I logged in this afternoon, made a post 10 minutes ago but it is not showing up in Latest Discussions. I'm wondering if that is somehow a result of the new login security change.
This one?

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f539...fb-161122.html
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Old 01-04-2017, 06:08 AM   #6
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This should not impact your usual browsing experience. You will still login, still tick the remember me box, etc. The location of the login button has changed however and the page looks a bit different.
Now that the login is secure, could you increase the lag time before the daily nag pops up? After you asked folks to strengthen their passwords, logging in before the daily nag has remained challenging on my iPad Mini. The secure login would seem to open the door for a more leisurely process, wouldn't it?

Thanks for a great site and all the hard work you Mods and Admins do!

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Old 01-04-2017, 05:31 PM   #7
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Thanks for the heads up. Sounds like you are on top of it!
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Hi Janet,

I use two different computers - one desktop, one laptop - to access Air Forums and several other SocialKnowledge Communities. Both computers run Windows 7 and I use Internet Explorer.

Now that you've brought the security upgrade to my attention I do notice the https on many of the pages.

Is the security upgrade the reason I get a notice at the bottom of the page indicating only secure content is displayed? Is there a way to turn off this banner?
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Is the security upgrade the reason I get a notice at the bottom of the page indicating only secure content is displayed? Is there a way to turn off this banner?
Maybe that is from your IE browser or Virus Protection software? I haven't noticed such a banner on my Mac laptop.
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I think as noted this is a browser setting. The https pages are only the login pages and places where you might enter account info (like updating a password).
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Thanks, nice job
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Any login site w/o certs (https) has passwords that I like to use that if it was ever compromised will hack'em back lol. Joking aside, great job on the security upgrade
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Kudos to the site team for a seamless transition. Nice work folks.

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would this affect my Apple Pro? About this time I received an error message and can no longer get e-mails. (code 500 internal server error). Apple going in tomorrow.
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