This article's purpose is to help you understand how you can enhance your community’s security profile. Before we jump into specifically talking about your community, though, let’s briefly talk about the climate in which we operate in the 21st century.
As our world becomes more and more connected, the importance of our online security is continually increasing. This means the people who use your digital properties have higher expectations than ever before. Even Google has made its feelings known about how it treats unsecure websites in its search results (spoiler alert – it’s not good!).
A cornerstone design of the New Admin Experience is to use the HTTPS protocol for encryption. This is enabled by connecting an SSL certificate to your community. Because this has been an optional setting in the past, not every community has this in place. Now is the perfect time to make this important upgrade!
- If your organization has an SSL certificate, simply attach it to your community (for instructions on how, see Set Up HTTPS / SSL). If you're ready to add your certificate, navigate to Admin > Tools > Certificate Administration, update a few fields on the page, and save it.
- If your organization does not have an SSL certificate - just have a quick chat with your IT team to find out - you can request a certificate from our certificate administration page (see Set Up HTTPS / SSL for more information on this process). This is a quick and inexpensive way to get an SSL certificate.
If you have any challenges, create a case and our Customer Support team will provide guidance.
After HTTPS is enabled on your community, contact your Higher Logic representative to update your place in the New Admin Experience deployment queue.