[LON-CAPA-admin] SSL lonc/d for 1.2 heads-up

Guy Albertelli II guy at albertelli.com
Wed Jun 9 09:37:44 EDT 2004

Hi All,

For 1.2 we will be making the lonc/d conenctions go through an SSL
challenge response phase to increase the security of the connections.

This will require everyone to with a Lon-CAPA server connected to the
production cluster to have to contact us and get a key signed to start
using this new higher security connection mechanism.

For the 1.2 release the old method of connecting will work by default
(but you will be able to switch it to SSL if you want to.)

For the next release after 1.2 it will switch to turn it on by default
and servers that haven't updated to 1.2 or 1.3 will no longer be able
to talk to the production cluster if they haven't gotten a key signed
from us.

guy at albertelli.com  LON-CAPA Developer  0-7-4-3-

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