Forum OpenACS CMS: Re: forward port 80 to port 443 and upgrade to secure connection

The recommended way for upgrading from plain http to https is via HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS [1]); this is the setup e.g. at

Actually one should get this more or less out of the box, when installing OpenACS via [2]. After installing, install a certicfiate and activate https (i.e. uncomment "set httpsport ..." in the config file). The default config file openacs-config.tcl [3] is installed by [2] by default as /usr/local/ns/config-openacs-VERSIONNUMBER.tcl (e.g. openacs-5-9-1.tcl).

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