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Carl Hibbard
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Certificate Expired

Post by Carl Hibbard » Fri Sep 10, 2021 6:52 am

Somehow I missed the fact that the certificate was due to expire so apologies that has now been corrected.
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Re: Certificate Expired

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:43 am

Can I be the first to admit that I have no idea what this means
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Re: Certificate Expired

Post by Carl Hibbard » Fri Sep 10, 2021 10:29 am

JustinHorton wrote:
Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:43 am
Can I be the first to admit that I have no idea what this means
The SSL certificate "padlock" on the site is from LetsEncrypt and needs renewing every three months or so - somehow I forgot.
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Re: Certificate Expired

Post by John Upham » Fri Sep 10, 2021 10:42 am

JustinHorton wrote:
Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:43 am
Can I be the first to admit that I have no idea what this means
An SSL certificate (granted by a certificate authority) enables the server (in this case an http server) to respond successfully to inbound https requests and deliver the content encrypted in a fashion determined by the "cert". http returns the content "en clair" with less overhead on the server especially for images.

The server is configured to listen on various ports such as 80 for http and 443 for https.

SSL = Secure Sockets Layer
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Re: Certificate Expired

Post by Richard Thursby » Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:33 pm

Carl Hibbard wrote:
Fri Sep 10, 2021 10:29 am

The SSL certificate "padlock" on the site is from LetsEncrypt and needs renewing every three months or so - somehow I forgot.
Have you looked into automating renewing the certificate?

Separately, I wonder if there is a word for the linguistic phenomenon of which an example is still calling it an SSL certificate despite the protocol now being TLS. Maybe more learned forumites can advise?

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Re: Certificate Expired

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Fri Sep 10, 2021 10:02 pm

Richard Thursby wrote:
Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:33 pm
Carl Hibbard wrote:
Fri Sep 10, 2021 10:29 am

The SSL certificate "padlock" on the site is from LetsEncrypt and needs renewing every three months or so - somehow I forgot.
Have you looked into automating renewing the certificate?

Separately, I wonder if there is a word for the linguistic phenomenon of which an example is still calling it an SSL certificate despite the protocol now being TLS. Maybe more learned forumites can advise?
Not quite that phenomenon, but an outdated article from 2006 on outdated tech speech:

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/169114

You probably need to distinguish between people using the wrong teminology incorrectly, and an outdated term persisting because it is so well-known. I did find quite a lot of this in medical journals, as that seems to be a particular problem:

https://link.springer.com/article/10.10 ... 21-06616-9

It seems from that, that sometimes failure to update terminology is simply people being lazy (and biased).

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Re: Certificate Expired

Post by Colin Purdon » Fri Sep 10, 2021 10:49 pm

It's probably a bit loose referring to them as SSL certificates or TLS certificates, because the certificate does not determine the cryptographic method that is used.

I wonder when we'll stop talking about "dialling" phone numbers?

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