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how secure using HTTP port 80

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Copper Contributor
Posts: 52
Country: Malaysia

how secure using HTTP port 80

Hi,

Currently, i'm using HTTP to access ACT via web browser. And my question is, how secure my data on browser if I still using HTTP? Do I need to change it to HTTPS?

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Nickel Super Contributor
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Country: United_Kingdom

Re: how secure using HTTP port 80

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You will need to use HTTPS (standard port is 443) and also get a certificate for the web server, you can get free ones via  Let’s Encrypt  the only problem the certs only last 3 months but you can use the win-acme client to automatically update the certificate via windows task schedular.

 

There are videos on how to set up win-acme and it can be downloaded via https://github.com/PKISharp/win-acme/releases 

 

The other way would be to purchase the certificate. 

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Copper Contributor
Posts: 52
Country: Malaysia

Re: how secure using HTTP port 80

Oh, is there any effect if uses HTTP?

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Copper Contributor
Posts: 52
Country: Malaysia

Re: how secure using HTTP port 80

For port 443, I cannot easy change the port from 80 to 443 on router? Need to get certificate for that? 

And if I buy the domain and SSL from hosting provider. Where can I set up for a domain name? 

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Nickel Super Contributor
Posts: 469
Country: United_Kingdom

Re: how secure using HTTP port 80

The certificate would be installed on the act! web server, on the router you would just port forward 443 to the act server. You should be able to find how to do this via you router's help pages or search on the internet. 

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Copper Contributor
Posts: 52
Country: Malaysia

Re: how secure using HTTP port 80

currently I'm using port 80. 

is there any guidelines how to set up a domain on web server?