#92786 SF.net site inquiry

First Level Support

I am a new user, so maybe I missed something, but here
is my story:
When I want to post anything on bug/forum at sf.net I
need to login first.
So I click on login.
The login form comes in http (not SSLed https) page.
The page assures that the password is going to be
encrypted by SSL.
Sounds like magic, because no signs of https.
Then I looked at the login page source, still no https.
Then I loaded ethereal to inspect my packets and see
whether my password is going encrypted.
To my surprise I found a packet with my username and
password in plain text, so at least the login page is
lieing, and worst sf.net usernames/passwords could be

Could anyone comment on that?


  • Anonymous - 2005-10-05
    • assigned_to: nobody --> zigler
    • summary: login page is not secured by SSL dispite page assurance --> SF.net site inquiry
    • milestone: 104419 --> 104417
    • labels: 210000 --> SourceForge.net Website
  • Anonymous - 2005-10-05

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  • Anonymous - 2005-10-05
    • status: open --> pending
  • Anonymous - 2005-10-05

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    It is SSL if you specify it in the URL. If you hit
    http://sourceforge.net/ it will not be transmitted over SSL.
    When you click on the link "Login via SSL" it will be over
    SSL. What login page are you visiting?

    Thank you,

    Erich Zigler
    First Level Technical Support, SourceForge.net

  • Marius Mikučionis

    Logged In: YES

    Well, I am using e.g. this login page:
    If I manually change url to https then I stay within SSL and
    no issue to bother.
    But I don't usually come and browse in SSL (which I believe
    gives unnecessary overhead for server most of the time).

    Hence I come with http and this pages says:

    You will be connected with an SSL server when you submit
    this form and your password will not be visible to other users.

    Which is completely false, naive users might believe it and
    fall into false confidence.

  • Marius Mikučionis

    • status: pending --> open
  • Anonymous - 2005-10-06
    • milestone: 104417 --> 104418
  • Anonymous - 2005-10-06
    • assigned_to: zigler --> burley
  • David Burley

    David Burley - 2005-10-07
    • assigned_to: burley --> enhancement
  • David Burley

    David Burley - 2005-10-07

    Logged In: YES

    It used to submit via SSL. Am sending this to an engineer to
    resolve, as from my look at the page, it does appear to
    submit via HTTP not HTTPS, as you suggest.

  • Anonymous - 2005-10-27

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  • Anonymous - 2005-10-27
    • assigned_to: enhancement --> zigler
    • milestone: 104418 --> First Level Support
    • status: open --> pending
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    • status: pending --> closed

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