why is help.ubuntu.com running over HTTPS

Matthew East mdke at ubuntu.com
Wed Jan 7 08:15:46 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 1:00 AM, Adi Roiban <adi at roiban.ro> wrote:
> Hi,
> A dumb question:
> What is the main reason of having help.ubuntu.com running over HTTPS ?

It's not a dumb question. The original reason for doing this was that
the MoinMoin authentication was not done directly through Launchpad
and therefore user/password authentication required the use of HTTPS.
I don't know whether now that openid is used, https is still required,
because my knowledge doesn't go that far. I'd be interested in hearing
comments from people a bit more clued up than me!

Matthew East
gnupg pub 1024D/0E6B06FF

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