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Oct 1, 2013
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this is so dumb. the admins aren't addressing this. after i login, the url doesnt show https://. a lot of other times it gets disabled. maybe its time to stop contributing to this forum and just view it with javascript disabled.
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Alright. I did some experimenting. You’re still able to view posts and make comments with JavaScript disabled. The only limiting factor is not being able to upvote or downvote posts.
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jasonchewy wrote:
Nov 27th, 2018 1:45 pm
just run the rfd url under https
yes, this is the way to solve the problem.
Another thing- it may happen if your browser cookies isn't clear.
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I'm having this issue also in Chrome.
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yoshim wrote:
Dec 21st, 2018 1:13 am
I'm having this issue also in Chrome.
Change the URL to use HTTPS instead of HTTP. We'll be addressing this in an update early next year to auto forward HTTP to HTTPS.
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Dave98 wrote:
Nov 28th, 2018 9:23 am
Looks like RFD doesn't have HTTPS enabled by default.

Youu shouldn't follow links through email anyway. That's always a security concern because of phishing attempts. Best to go to a site directly through the address bar or a bookmark
Sometimes it's not a choice though, if it's say, a legitimate password reset email. Average users won't bother copying the link to a browser just to check if the link is HTTPS, so development should just default it to HTTPS anyway.
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TomRFD wrote:
Dec 21st, 2018 1:26 pm
Change the URL to use HTTPS instead of HTTP. We'll be addressing this in an update early next year to auto forward HTTP to HTTPS.
HSTS would also help.
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TomRFD wrote:
Dec 21st, 2018 1:26 pm
We'll be addressing this in an update early next year to auto forward HTTP to HTTPS.
Was going to create a post asking for this, I am glad I searched before doing so.

Thanks for doing this
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TomRFD wrote:
Dec 21st, 2018 1:26 pm
Change the URL to use HTTPS instead of HTTP. We'll be addressing this in an update early next year to auto forward HTTP to HTTPS.
Hey Tom, any word on this update? I’m still having the problem in both Safari and Chrome. I log in, secure. Browsing, secure. But as soon as I click on the notification icon or click the link to a post from my notifications page or profile, I’m back to “not secure”. Same goes for when the page redirects back to the thread after I post. When I quote and type in my post I’m still https, but after hitting post I’m back to http every time. Gets pretty annoying.
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Others above have posted this as well, but RFD needs to fix their logon redirect. Even if you access/bookmark as https, if the site thinks you need to logon, then it sets a logon redirect page that points back to the http version of the page you are trying to access, not the https version.

e.g.

Bookmark/page load:
https://forums.redflagdeals.com/ucp.php?i=ucp_main&mode=subscribed

What RFD sends you do if you need to log on:
https://www.redflagdeals.com/user/login/?return_url=http%3A%2F%2Fforums.redflagdeals.com%2Fucp.php%3Fi%3Ducp_main%26mode%3Dsubscribed&login_required=1

And then you end up here after login:
http://forums.redflagdeals.com/ucp.php?i=ucp_main&mode=subscribed

Same thing happens on logout redirections as well.

Email links are all still http as well (like alerts, notifications, etc.) Astounding in this day and age.
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