Browsing HTTPS sites in theatre

#1
Hi all,

I'm running OS X Lion on my MacBook in BSN at the moment on the free wifi, but I can't access any 'HTTPS' secure sites, only normal HTTP, ones (Same with the rest of the lads in my transit). We've been told there is a a solution to this but no one seems to know it. Any ideas??

Cheers
 
#2
Go and see the Paradigm guys and ask for the wee booklet. You should have been given it on RSOI (assuming you've got passed that point) but I can't find mine just at the moment. You need to set up HTTPS proxies and there is a list of them (and detailed instructions) in the pamphlet.
 
#3
Are you sorted? Or do I need to dig through one of my not-quite-random heaps to find my copy?
 
#5
there was some chat on here a while back regarding Ipads at BSN - have the glitches / difficulties now been resolved??
 
#6
Using HTTPS site through a proxy is NOT to be recommended. This can allow a 'man in the middle' to see all your traffic without you realising. This will include the ability to see all your Passwords / Login details even though you think you have a secure connection.

Talk with the relevant people to understand why HTTPS sites are blocked and see if they can help you overcome the problem, but please do not use a proxy to do this if you need security.

Camm1

Edited to add: I am refering to general proxies available on the web, i understand you have access to 'approved' proxies although these can also allow someone to view your traffic. To ensure you have a secure connection directly with the website/domain you want, *check the Security Certificate is valid for the actual site/domain.

*You can learn how to do this here
 

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