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Old 11-25-2006, 01:45 AM   #1
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difference betwwn HTTP and HTTPS


Hello,

I could understand that the difference between http and https only in this particular point that https is secured http. I can't make my concept clear on https part.

I am really confused with the following points:

when should i configure https (instead of http) and why ?

if https is configured then who will get access and who will not.... here is my confusion.

Can anyone please make it clear to me. i only know that https is secured http. i would like to know more about it.

Thankx in advance,
tofee.
 
Old 11-25-2006, 02:31 AM   #2
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in the way you are looking at it, https will not stop certain people accessing anything. what it means is that once someone has connected and their client accepts the SSL certificate, the communications between the client and server are encrypted. you're still vulnerable to man in the middle attacks and such, but the data is no longer in plain text so vastly harder to intercept and abuse.
 
  


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