Connection Not Secure Message
I have two concrete5 sites that use the login feature for a restricted Members Only section. As such, Firefox has flagged the site as insecure and some members are apparently unable to login. There is no personal or financial information involved, just a login password tied to a user name. I am note sure there is a solution other than buying SSL certificates (which are cost prohibitive) but wanted to see if anyone had any other suggestions or possible work around.
Thanks in advance for your support.
Having said so, it shouldn't stop your users from logging in. It should simply warn them.
I wanted to further research the problem before contacting him. I was pretty sure that he should have been able to login regardless but now days some people have gotten pretty reluctant to trust anything on the Internet. And I can imagine that I will get a little push back from some users, no matter what. Oh, well.
Or do you have something in your htaccess file trying to force a redirection to https?
Because Gondwana is right, that message really sounds like you have an expired or non-existing SSL certificate while the page is trying to load as an SSL protected page
I decided that while this was a small site with a small user group, it presented an excellent learning opportunity. I purchased a three year SSL Certificate at SSL.com for $4.99/yr. which HostGator installed for $10. I then updated the .htaccess file and the URLs and Redirection page and all is well. All non-SSL URL entries are being redirected to the https:// version and no more nuisance “Connection is Not Secure” error messages.
Thanks again for steering me in the right direction.