OIT to enable SSL as default security for OIT-hosted websites on Nov. 2

On Monday, Nov. 2, the OIT Web Services Team will enable secure sockets layer (SSL) for all OIT-hosted sites to improve Web security and to prepare for the move from WRAP authentication to Shibboleth. Affected sites include those hosted in the:

  • Andrew File System (AFS)
  • OIT Web hosting (cPanel) environments
  • OIT-managed WordPress blogs and hosted WordPress environments

SSL (https://) provides an encrypted connection between websites and browsers that allows secure data transmission. This security minimizes the ability of phishers and others to execute impersonation attacks on websites.

The OIT Web Services Team will contact campus Web developers, communicators and other content providers with more information about this change within the next few months.