Security certificate for the server

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Thomas Bjelkeman-Pettersson

20 Mar, 2010 12:07 AM

A partner organisation contacted us with the suggestion that we should have a security certificate on the server. Particularly when clicking on the "Donate" button.

We are working on implementing this feature. Not that it actually increases any security around money transactions, as no transaction takes place directly on our servers. No credit card details are left with us and no information that needs to be kept secure, like bank
information, is held on our servers.

But the suggestion was that some users, who are unfamiliar with how money transactions actually happen on the internet may feel uncomfortable with entering a value for money to donate on a web page, which doesn't show the padlock feature, which you get when you have a secure connection.

It is a valid point and we are working on getting security connections set up for certain parts of the site, even if the only benefit is to make people feel better, as there is no better security for the actual money transactions.


  1. Beth Whiteside closed this discussion on 27 Jun, 2012 05:19 PM.

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