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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0008596opensim[MISC] DSGpublic2019-10-07 22:042019-10-23 07:57
ReporterEdward Ashford 
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PlatformOSOS Version
Product Version 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0008596: SSL Cert for needed as it has an insecure connection - Why is there no category for the website?
DescriptionHello Let's Encrypt is providing free SSL Certs for websites, and even Free WildCard Certs. Please get a Free Cert from Let's Encrypt either on the Let's Encrypt Extension or through

Thank you. [^]

Also please make sure that [^] forwards to [^] once you have the Cert.
Steps To ReproduceOpen the website [^] Brave shows "Not secure" to the left of the URL. [^] a better version of Chromium.
Additional InformationIf you need/want a WildCard Cert open this* [^] and verify your domain. (WildCard Certs are for subdomains i.e., [^])

If you don't need/want a WildCard Cert open this: [^] and verify your domain, this way is easier because DNS verification isn't necessary, though still possible.

Every website should have SSL, regardless. Also any website that has login accounts especially needs SSL. Watch this video from Fight For The Future that was put out for June 5, 2014 [^] [^]
Don't ask for you privacy, take it back. [^]
TagsNo tags attached.
Git Revision or version number
Run ModeStandalone (1 Region) , Standalone (Multiple Regions) , Grid (1 Region per Sim) , Grid (Multiple Regions per Sim)
Physics EngineOther
Script Engine
Mono VersionNone
Attached Filespng file icon Not secure.png [^] (12,454 bytes) 2019-10-16 21:29

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-  Notes
Edward Ashford (reporter)
2019-10-08 12:42
edited on: 2019-10-08 12:45

There's no project/category for the website.

tampa (reporter)
2019-10-08 14:28

There is also no need for SSL on a static page that neither carries out logins, nor provides any server-client interfacing. SSL adds overhead and that poor box is already crashing at least once every 4 months.
Sheera Khan (reporter)
2019-10-08 21:40

Actually it's not that static since it is a wiki. Some pages are updated regularly like the office hours page. So somebody has to login there. The same holds true for this Mantis - I guess you didn't append your comment to this issue without logging in first^^
BillBlight (developer)
2019-10-09 11:29

The biggest issue is, in the not so distant future, SSL is going to be required ..

But until then , Opensimulator is not NORAD or Fort Knox ...

/me passes out tinfoil hats ..
Edward Ashford (reporter)
2019-10-16 20:07

Then who's the one to say when SSL will be required in future. It's already required for privacy. Mass surveillance is illegitimate. Opensimulator doesn't have to be a high security organization like NORAD or Fort Knox to take advantage of SSL. More people are becoming aware of privacy issues today, and implementing End-to-End Encryption, and an SSL Cert is a good way to ensure their privacy while on

Just look at how many people started using WhatsApp after the Signal Protocol was incorporated into WhatsApp. [^] Although Facebook bought WhatsApp, so they can still extract metadata from WhatsApp.

Also it doesn't take much time to get an SSL Cert from Let's Encrypt through and apply it.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2019-10-07 22:04 Edward Ashford New Issue
2019-10-08 12:42 Edward Ashford Note Added: 0035717
2019-10-08 12:42 Edward Ashford Description Updated View Revisions
2019-10-08 12:45 Edward Ashford Note Edited: 0035717 View Revisions
2019-10-08 14:28 tampa Note Added: 0035718
2019-10-08 21:40 Sheera Khan Note Added: 0035719
2019-10-09 06:25 Edward Ashford Steps to Reproduce Updated View Revisions
2019-10-09 06:25 Edward Ashford Additional Information Updated View Revisions
2019-10-09 11:29 BillBlight Note Added: 0035721
2019-10-16 20:07 Edward Ashford Note Added: 0035730
2019-10-16 21:28 Edward Ashford File Added: Not secure.png
2019-10-16 21:29 Edward Ashford File Deleted: Not secure.png
2019-10-16 21:29 Edward Ashford File Added: Not secure.png
2019-10-16 21:32 Edward Ashford Category [MISC] DSG => [GRID] Other Service
2019-10-16 21:32 Edward Ashford Summary SSL Cert not existent or not applied for [^] => SSL Cert for needed. has an insecure connection
2019-10-23 07:57 Edward Ashford Category [GRID] Other Service => [MISC] DSG
2019-10-23 07:57 Edward Ashford Summary SSL Cert for needed. has an insecure connection => SSL Cert for needed as it has an insecure connection - Why is there no category for the website?

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