Force https for website?

Jurre van Bergen drwhax at
Fri Apr 5 07:16:22 EDT 2013

May I suggest to add https pinning to chromium and HSTS headers so SSL
is used by default and harder to MITM?

All the best,


On 04/01/2013 09:50 AM, Mark Doliner wrote:
> How do people feel about redirecting from http to https for all URLs on
>  We're currently doing this for, mostly to
> prevent session hijacking, I believe.
> My reasons for wanting to do this are:
> - Secure interactions with Mailman (subscribing, unsubscribing, admin login)
> - Reduce the chances of a MITM sending altered content to a user.  We
> should endeavor to provide users links to https downloads of Pidgin to make
> it harder for a MITM to distribute a trojan.  There are of course still
> many possible MITM avenues here, but closing this one is a small step
> forward.
> Downsides:
> - We'll have to keep buying SSL certs.  But we've been doing this anyway.
>  I think this will make it a more visible problem.  We'll probably want to
> be more vigilant about monitoring for expired certs.  I added a certificate
> reminder here[1], but that's not a great solution because anyone can cancel
> it and I'm not sure I want to rely on some random free service that I
> stumbled onto.
> - Little bit slower to load, especially for users with high latency to our
> server, (TLS negotiation requires  more round trips).
> [1]
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