[gpodder-devel] secure gpodder.net

  • From: brot at gmx.info (Bernd)
  • Date: Thu, 06 Jan 2011 20:03:50 +0100


 At the moment http://gpodder.net/ is only available through an http 
 connection. This means that username, password and the content are 
 always transferred in clear text.
 It would be great if gpodder.net would be available through https. At 
 the moment gpodder.net is only used from the gPodder python clients. But 
 in the future there will be an amarok plugin. Android apps will also 
 follow. And gpodder.net will be hopefully integrated in more apps in the 

 In my opinion it's important to provide https access for the api and 
 the homepage. Maybe you/we could set up a campaign on a croudfunding 
 site (e.g http://www.indiegogo.com/) to collect some money for the 
 certificate which is necessary for the https connection.

 Another possibility could be to use a CAcert certificate 
 (http://www.cacert.org/). The problem with CAcert certificates is that 
 the certificate authority isn't available in the browsers and mobile 

 What do you think? What are your plans for http:/gpodder.net?
 Would you support a campaign on a croudfunding site?


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