[www.kde.org] [Bug 346292] People get confused by the https version of developer.kde.org

Ganton kubry at gmx.com
Sun Apr 19 09:38:05 UTC 2015


--- Comment #7 from Ganton <kubry at gmx.com> ---
"The main motivation for HTTPS is to provide authentication of the visited
website and to protect the privacy and integrity of exchanged data". 

Web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome also display a
padlock icon in the address bar to visually indicate that a HTTPS connection is
in effect. 
-- https://www.instantssl.com/ssl-certificate-products/https.html

For example, when Firefox users go to
they see a padlock icon, they can click on it, they know is really KDE who is
informing them, they see a message saying that the connection is secure, etc. 

When users to go
well, first they see that it doesn't work, it puzzles them, "what is
happening?", doesn't give them a good impresion about KDE, etc. Then they have
to think about what they can do, if they finally think that then can try
they know that they ignore who is sending them the pages, they have to think
"is this information protected by encription?", "it should?", "what if it
isn't?", think about the risks, what can be happening, "the other KDE pages I
visited didn't do this", etc.; that is solved if just 

When users see:
    1) A page like  
        that doesn't have any icon indicating a secure connection, its real
author, etc.
    2) A page like
        that doesn't work.
they think that there is something wrong. That, and all the problems that have
been written in this bug report, can be solved if just

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