HTTP security

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 1.9. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version is available here: HTTP security.

Location: Administration > Security > HTTP security

Use HTTPS for logins

HTTPS encrypts the user's login data, so it's difficult to sniff out a user's username and password on the network. You will need to enable HTTPS on your server before you turn on this setting, or else you will be locked out of your site. Every web server has a different method for enabling HTTPS, so you should check the documentation for your web server.

Secure cookies only


Moodle 1.9 onwards includes a setting for secure cookies (when using HTTPS).

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Only http cookies

Moodle 1.9 onwards includes a setting "Only http cookies".

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Regenerate session id during login

In Moodle 1.9.8 onwards, for security reasons, the setting regenloginsession should be enabled. This setting is compatible with all core authentication plugins, including MNet, but may not be compatible with all contributed authentication plugins.

If necessary, the setting can be disabled by adding the following line to your config.php:

$CFG->regenloginsession = false;

Required Flash player version

In Moodle 1.9.7 onwards, for security reasons, a minimum Flash player version may be set. Users with a lower Flash player version will prompted to upgrade.

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