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    https?

    Asked by gcmx on May 12, 2011 at 12:56 AM

    hmmm, how do i get my URL to start with https? ty

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by liyam on May 12, 2011 at 02:01 AM

    Hello gcmx,

    I believe this is the same follow up question from your reply on your other post.

    But to reiterate and explain futher,  using HTTPS or SSL is another service that you will need to acquire or purchase from SSL service providers.  Of course you will need to have your own domain and host for you to be able to utilize this.

    One of the best SSL service providers, yet expensive, in my opinion, is Verisign.  This company is commonly used by banks and other financial institutions.  One of the cheapest that I know is GoDaddy. There are also others that you might want to look into such as Thawte, GlobalSign, RapidSSL, etc.  You can seach Google for more.

    The important thing that you should consider in acquiring an SSL is to find out how much recognized the company's SSL certificate is.  Because there are browsers who do not recognize the company and will prompt the user that the certificate is not recognized and will be given the option to continue of leave the website.

    Hope this information helps.

    If you have other questions or concerns, please let us know.

    Thanks,

    -Liyam

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    Answered by gcmx on May 12, 2011 at 04:16 AM

    ahh, i see, ty.  if i were to sign up for any of these services, why would i still need to checkmark your form for SSL?

     

    btw, would you know if MobileMe provides SSL service?  ty

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by abajan on May 12, 2011 at 06:52 AM

    Hi gcmx

    Since the form would only be embedded in the secure page and not actually be residing there, it would not be secure if accessed via its actual URL. If you need additional clarification on this, please don't hesitate to ask.

    As to if MobileMe provides SSL, I did some "googling" and found conflicting views:

    Is Apple's MobileMe Secure? and the more recent Apple Launches MobileMe Beta (adds persistent SSL) but I suggest doing a search of your own to see what additional resources can be found on the issue.

    Thanks.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by liyam on May 12, 2011 at 03:54 PM

    Also, if you need to use SSL and you don't have it on your website, you can provide a link to the form in SSL format instead.

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    Answered by gcmx on May 12, 2011 at 11:43 PM

    hi llyam,  this is getting complicated, could you please elaborate on your suggestion?  many thanks . . .

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by liyam on May 13, 2011 at 12:56 AM

    If your website doesn't have the capacity to use SSL, you can do something like using a link going to your form.  It may be something like 'fill up the form and submit using this link'

    the URL of the link is going to https://www.jotform.com/form/xxxxxxxxxx. This way you won't need to buy your own SSL certificate, simply pointing your users to a form page that uses SSL in JotForm is as secure as having your own SSL.  The only difference is the form is not in your website.

    Let us know if you need further clarifications.

    Thanks