Several university websites (My Missouri State, Blackboard, Office365) already use secure connections. Over the next month, we’ll be extending that security to all websites on the central web servers (homepage, map, calendar, websites published from Web Press, blogs, application development websites, course websites and personal websites).
How can I tell that a website uses a secure connection?
Websites with secure connections have addresses that begin with “https://” — you can usually see this in the address bar of your web browser. You’ll also often see a closed green lock or the word “secure” next to the website address.
I edit a university website. What should I do?
For most of the websites, the upgrades will be done centrally by the office of web and new media. We’ll be changing the templates/content within blogs and Web Press needed for the update. Individual editors of these websites will not need to make changes.
If you edit a website on apps.missouristate.edu, courses.missouristate.edu or people.missouristate.edu, then you may need to assist in making changes or testing your website. We’ll be emailing editors of each of these websites with more instructions.
What if I receive an error on my website?
We value your help in reporting any problems with your website. If you encounter a mixed content warning or “not secure” message, please report the error.
The messages could look similar to the following examples: