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Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

I changed the finestories' security certificate to a different provider.

Please test it now and let me know of any issues.

https://finestories.com/sol-secure/login.php

Replies:   ustourist
ustourist

@Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

Worked on both Firefox and TOR that didn't work yesterday.

jr88

It's working for me.

Replies:   richardshagrin
richardshagrin

@jr88

Still getting:
This page can't be displayed

Turn on TLS 1.0, TLS 1.1, and TLS 1.2 in Advanced settings and try connecting to https://finestories.com again. If this error persists, contact your site administrator.

Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

@richardshagrin

Turn on TLS 1.0, TLS 1.1, and TLS 1.2 in Advanced settings and try connecting to https://finestories.com again.


Yeah, that's not going to change, so you need to fix your system for this. All certificates issued after 2015 will require TLS 1.2. This will happen also when SOL moves too. So you better figure out how to turn this on for your system.

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Crumbly Writer

@Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

Yeah, that's not going to change, so you need to fix your system for this. All certificates issued after 2015 will require TLS 1.2. This will happen also when SOL moves too. So you better figure out how to turn this on for your system.

For us non-website designers, wtf is TLS and how do we upgrade it on each individual computer?

You might need to include a notice that readers might need to perform some specific actions if they wish to continue using the site in the future.

Dominions Son
Updated:

@Crumbly Writer


For us non-website designers, wtf is TLS and how do we upgrade it on each individual computer?


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transport_Layer_Security

You'll need to upgrade to a browser that supports TSL 1.2

ETA: most likely you just need to upgrade to the current version of the browser you are using. TLS 1.2 has been out there since 2008 so most browsers should be supporting it in current versions.

Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

@Crumbly Writer

Most system produced since 2009 have TLS 1.2. So generally, the vast majority of people don't need to do anything. Windows XP SP3 has it too.

It's odd these days to encounter a system that does not have it.

I don't know what system richard has, but even windows with Explorer 8 has TLS 1.2, let alone 1.0 or 1.1.

Ernest Bywater

It may be just a case of setting the right security setting within the browser. Not all come with TSL 1.2 enabled, and some add-ons actually disable TLS for some reason. The big worry is: there's a lot of Trojans out there that disable TLS when they infect your system.

sharkjcw

Works fine with MS Edge

Dicrostonyx

I've tried loading FineStories with:

Firefox 46.0.1
Chrome 50.0.2661.102 m
Chrome 51.0.2704.63 m

All load with no security certificate issues, but I am unable to login. I'm assuming the user database isn't transferred yet.

Regarding systems that don't have TLS 1.2, the biggest issue will be with people trying to access the site from work computers. Most bigger companies will drag their feet on upgrades and reuse older systems as long as possible, so you can see some really ancient stuff still in use. As recently as 2013 I would occasionally deal with help requests from people trying to play Facebook games on IE 6 running on Windows NT!

Older systems and browsers are also a problem internationally, especially in China. Probably not a big worry, just something to be aware of.

samuelmichaels

@Dicrostonyx

Most bigger companies will drag their feet on upgrades and reuse older systems as long as possible, so you can see some really ancient stuff still in use.

Amen! Some of the biggest corporations in the world still have their IT departments requiring IE8 and other software versions of the same ilk, MS not supporting it notwithstanding.

Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

@Dicrostonyx

All load with no security certificate issues, but I am unable to login. I'm assuming the user database isn't transferred yet.


If you had an account on FS, then you should be able to log in. The site's new server is not yet hooked up to the ID server that manages inter-site log ins.

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