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Attached Images on HTTPS: forum

Post by provo » Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:13 am

So as not to hijack another thread, this is a response to Dave LeBow's posting:

Screen Shot 2020-07-22 at 11.02.59 AM.png

If you post an attachment like this one on the http: site, it shows up fine on both the http: and the https: sites. However, if you enter the secure site and try to post the same attachment, you get this:

Screen Shot 2020-07-22 at 11.01.09 AM.png

Granted, they're both larger than they'd need to be (160KB and 324KB PNG files, respectively.) But there's definitely a huge difference in what can be posted on https: vs http: Neither of the above files can be attached when you're on the secure page.

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Re: Attached Images on HTTPS: forum

Post by pss » Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:21 am

The SSL certificate acts to encrypt all HTTP traffic on the specified port. Classically, HTTP means use port 80 and HTTPS means use port 443, both by standardized default. Now you can have separate roots in the web server set up for each protocol and you can also have different directory permissions under each index file. So these are some of the things to check. If the forum is running apache, there are plenty of references online to teach you how to go through the apache config file for settings.

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Re: Attached Images on HTTPS: forum

Post by provo » Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:25 am

pss wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:21 am
The SSL certificate acts to encrypt all HTTP traffic on the specified port. Classically, HTTP means use port 80 and HTTPS means use port 443, both by standardized default. Now you can have separate roots in the web server set up for each protocol and you can also have different directory permissions under each index file. So these are some of the things to check. If the forum is running apache, there are plenty of references online to teach you how to go through the apache config file for settings.
Just to be sure, are you saying these are things the OB techs should check, or something we users need to know about?

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Re: Attached Images on HTTPS: forum

Post by David LeBow » Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:27 am

provo wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:25 am
Just to be sure, are you saying these are things the OB techs should check, or something we users need to know about?
That's all on us. Pardon our dust.
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Re: Attached Images on HTTPS: forum

Post by provo » Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:39 am

David LeBow wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:27 am

That's all on us. Pardon our dust.
Oh, absolutely! This attachment size problem has been mentioned before, and your response just now is the first time I've seen it acknowledged by the OB folks. Here's hoping it's easy to fix!

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