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Message 58750 - Posted: 19 Dec 2014, 4:57:09 UTC

I subscribe to various projects. Is there a way to force Boinc or connections to the project servers (e.g. seti@home) to go over SSL/443 only?

I know there's a proxy option but that doesn't offer a way to specify https for the target URL.

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Message 58751 - Posted: 19 Dec 2014, 7:51:32 UTC - in response to Message 58750.  

You could force the use of HTTPS by editing all the project URLs in client_state.xml and probably those in account_*.xml

But:
- Most BOINC projects don't have their web server set up to do HTTPS.
- Some allow HTTPS but use a "self-signed SSL key", which is not secure.
- A few (including S@h, E@h, and Rosetta) support HTTPS with a CA-issued key
(which costs money).

S@h uses HTTPS wherever passwords are sent. Currently that's all it's used for.
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Message 58884 - Posted: 23 Dec 2014, 0:22:01 UTC

Just adding that theSkyNet POGS supports SSL with a CA-issued key as well :)
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