Please Note: The Club’s Account Manager can provide clarification and assistance should you have any questions.
What will an SSL Certificate Provide?
Fostering a safe and secure environment for all Club activity is of the utmost importance. Passwords and credit cards are not the only types of data that should be private. Any type of data that users type into websites should not be accessible to others on the network. An SSL certificate will help verify the Club’s Identity and will then encrypt any data that flows to and from the site, keeping it secure from outside users.
Please Note: For increased online security, most browsers are making sure users are educated on the security of the sites they visit. Find more information on this transition to a safer online environment, below.
Secured by SSL vs. Not Secured by SSL: A Quick Indicator
When you connect to a secure website, the URL begins with "https" instead of "http", like in the example below. The "s" means that the website has been secured with an SSL Certificate.
Websites not protected by SSL will display some type of warning in the URL bar, indicating that the "Connection is Not Secure", see the examples from different browsers below:
Browser Security Changes - Warnings
Anyone using Firefox version 52 and up will see warning messages regarding their site security when they enter their password into the login field or the "Password" field in the member profiles as seen above.
Similarly, Google Chrome announced that beginning in October 2017, anyone using Google Chrome version 62 and up to view a website that's not protected by SSL, will also begin seeing "Not Secure" warning messages when entering sensitive information into online fields like password or credit card fields, or email address fields on prospective member inquiry forms. For more information from Google on this change, please see article here.
Q: How can I tell if a website is secured with SSL?
A: Website's that are secured with SSL will have HTTPS at the beginning of their domain and will have a green padlock in front of the domain.