[Webcom] SSL/TLS misconfigured on osgeo.org?

Christian Willmes c.willmes at uni-koeln.de
Fri Jul 29 06:35:00 PDT 2016

Fair point I would not object to delivering the map tiles via SSL. And 
thanks for the notification.

But talking of this, can you or someone here explain, why someone want 
trivial non-privacy or security relevant information like a maptiles 
showing open data to be SSL encrypted?

 From my point of view it looks like a waste of CPU cycles. I did not 
understand the pro SSL everything campaign by google and others in the 
first place.

Thanks for help,

Am 29.07.2016 um 15:02 schrieb Mark Johnson:
> Hi Webcom
> We have been using http://vmap0.tiles.osgeo.org/wms/vmap0 on one of 
> our pages for years. The Federal government is now requiring us to 
> move everything to https.
> Unfortunately, when I try to load 
> https://vmap0.tiles.osgeo.org/wms/vmap0, both Chrome and Firefox 
> complain. Here's the Chrome error message:
>  Your connection is not private
> Attackers might be trying to steal your information 
> from*vmap0.tiles.osgeo.org*(for example, passwords, messages, or 
> credit cards).
> I'm sure I'm not the only one that will have this problem as the web 
> moves to https.
> Thanks
> Mark Johnson
> Staff Scientist
> National Center for Biotechnology Information
> Bethesda, MD
> mjohnson at ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
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Geographisches Institut     | Institute of Geography
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