HTTPS Encryption

- HTTPS Encryption for .gov.uk domains

From October 2016 all central government services accessed through service.gov.uk domains must only be accessible through secure connections, under https rather than http. This ensures that all connections between a user’s web browser and a web server is encrypted.

Whilst this  does not yet extend to local authority websites at present, it is best practice that many public sector bodies are already following as it prevents the potential interception of data (i.e. so called ‘man in the middle’ security attacks) by third parties.

As our customers may wish to run iShare Maps and associated embedded maps under https, this page provides guidelines on how to change an iShare Maps implementation to run under https.