Hosted software solutions and SSL?

SSL and Google Chrome
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SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) – How will the changes to how Google Chrome handles insecure websites affect those using hosted or web-based software solutions? This was something we mentioned during Thursday Thoughts Episode 15 – once we mentioned the fact that Google Chrome was changing how they handle insecure sites by actively warning users that their connection is insecure, we received numerous emails and phone calls from worried users that these changes may affect how they will be able to use their tools of choice.

In theory this is all about making the web as a whole safer for everyone – but there may be consequences for those using hosted solutions – especially those not using SSL certificates on their websites – it won’t be long before other browsers follow the lead of Google Chrome on this one! – Mike

We took it upon ourselves to create a tutorial explaining the what, the why and the benefits of Google Chrome taking this major step-forward as well as the action that most users will need to take.

During this tutorial Mike mentions some things he noticed in Amsterdam at the S1000D/AIA User Forum back in 2017 – and how he noticed that some vendors were not using or supporting SSL & HTTPS connections to their software/services – what will this mean for those users, vendors and the capability that their tools provide?

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Mike Ingledew

A trained aircraft engineer (rotorcraft), I entered in to the field of technical information writing S1000D data modules on a major European military platform.

After a series of high profile project roles and the privilege of supporting clients worldwide, I ended my 'employed' career at a subsidiary of Boeing Aircraft after I decided to leave and focus on TDW full-time.

From my time supporting clients worldwide, I could see that there was a market need for an independent organisation that could be a trusted advisory source for those needing to implement successful technical information strategies.

I am passionate about the art of technical communications and the process, software and skills needed in our market.

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