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<p class="note">'''Please refer to [[Page_notes#Security |these notes]] before editing this page.'''</p>
 
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Location: ''Administration > Security > HTTP security''
 
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==Use HTTPS for logins==
 
==Use HTTPS for logins==
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==Secure cookies only==
 
==Secure cookies only==
  
{{Moodle 1.9}}Moodle 1.9 onwards includes a setting for secure cookies (when using HTTPS).
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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.
 
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 15:25, 11 July 2011

Please refer to these notes before editing this page.


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).

Please add further information here...

Only http cookies

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

Please add further information here...

See also