SteemWhales is now HTTPS

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Dear SteemWhales users,

For those who don't know, HTTPS is the secure variant of the HTTP protocol (the protocol that your browser uses to load websites). So all the data going in and out of SteemWhales will now be encrypted.

It does not change much considering the website is read-only, with no authentication and all data is public. But (there is always a but), in practise HTTPS is always a bonus for a website. I have no idea why this wasn't done earlier considering it's a pretty quick job now with tools like LetsEncrypt. SteemWhales uses IIS as a web server, and the process to add HTTPS was a 3 step process:

  • Download LetsEncrypt and run it
  • Choose the hosted domain for which you want to generate a HTTPS certificate. This takes a good 30 seconds...
  • Add a rule in your web.config file (same file where all your redirects are written)
<rule name="HTTP/S to HTTPS Redirect" enabled="true" stopProcessing="true">
  <match url="(.*)" />
  <conditions logicalGrouping="MatchAny">
    <add input="{SERVER_PORT_SECURE}" pattern="^0$" />
  <action type="Redirect" url="https://{HTTP_HOST}{REQUEST_URI}" redirectType="Permanent" />



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  ·  last month

nice to see you active brother.
you're still welcome to contribute ;)

  ·  last month

Great post! I work for an MNC! I have to do this on a regular basis! thanks for sharing! :)

  ·  last month

I wish all the sites listed in steemtools had that :) seems like a luxury :) but one-man teams can't do everything and get away with a peaceful head :D

  ·  last month rules! Awesome work my friend!

  ·  last month

I'm a fan of thanks for makin' it.

  ·  last month

This makes me wag my tail

  ·  last month

Every website should use HTTPS encryption. Thank you for activating it for! Although NSA can break it, but well, whatever (in this case). As you said, it's all public anyway ; )

  ·  29 days ago

Nice post brother. Good info.