HTTPS and Drupal

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This article was published in the print magazine Drupal Watchdog, Volume 2 Issue 2, 2012-08, on page 7, by Tag1 Publishing. The magazine was distributed at DrupalCon Munich, 2012-08-20.

There are countless reasons why any given website should support the use of the HTTP Secure protocol (indicated in URLs with the protocol-and-connection prefix "https://"). If visitors to your website will be submitting confidential information — such as credit card numbers — in web forms, then the connections between the visitors' computers and the web server should be encrypted using HTTPS. The Drupal community documentation includes a page with helpful information for properly configuring your web server and Drupal itself.

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