On April 30, 2018, LTS will be changing the www.lehigh.edu domain so that web pages will always be delivered via a secure connection (URL prefix HTTPS rather than HTTP) when pages are loaded.
Moving to HTTPS is consistent with industry standards and ensures future web browser compatibility with Lehigh University websites. In addition, this change provides more secure browsing of Lehigh static web pages, while increasing our ranking in Google’s search results.
Changes may be required to the website associated with some university computer accounts to comply with the new standard. Please visit Transitioning to Secure Static Websites to help you determine the changes you may need to make to bring sites into compliance and to guide you through the process.
Note that if you no longer wish to host a static web page for an account affected by this change, contact the LTS Help Desk for assistance in removing it and setting up redirection, if necessary.
Changes to bring sites into compliance need to be made by April 30, 2018.
Additional resources about the HTTPS-only standard:
- Google announcement about transitioning sites to HTTPS
- Internet Society concurs with recommendations by the IAB and IETF for default secure connections for all websites
- W3C issues recommendations for securing the web
- Federal https-only standards and resources
- The https-everywhere project
- Mozilla announces intent to deprecate insecure (http) connections (2015)
- Google plans to change how protocols are highlighted to warn of insecure (http) web connections (2016)
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the LTS Help Desk at 610-758-4357 or firstname.lastname@example.org.