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eppur_se_muova

(36,247 posts)
8. Thanks. It's my browser (Firefox for Win8). Keeps insisting on https, not http, then
Fri Sep 24, 2021, 10:42 PM
Sep 2021

I get

403 - Forbidden: Access is denied.
You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials that you supplied.

TexasTowelie

(111,980 posts)
4. I was able to get intp the http://www.hsc.edu/ main page without any problems.
Fri Sep 24, 2021, 10:37 PM
Sep 2021

You might want to try a different browser to see if you blocked the site in your current browser as the start for troubleshooting. Good luck and I hope that the problem is easily solved.

eppur_se_muova

(36,247 posts)
5. It keeps switching me to https://www.hsc.edu no matter that I type http (no s).
Fri Sep 24, 2021, 10:39 PM
Sep 2021

I would never have blocked this site, I only recently bookmarked it.

PoliticAverse

(26,366 posts)
10. Oh I see what the problem is. Your browser is protecting you. The college screwed up the security
Fri Sep 24, 2021, 10:48 PM
Sep 2021

certificate for their https domain.

From my browser:


Websites prove their identity via certificates. Firefox does not trust this site because it uses a certificate that is not valid for www.hsc.edu. The certificate is only valid for secure4.hsc.edu.

Error code: SSL_ERROR_BAD_CERT_DOMAIN


The certificate is suppose to be valid for www.hsc.edu but they erred and made it only valid for secure4.hsc.edu.

I hope they don't teach computer science at that college.

The browser you are using is enforcing https (that is making you go to the https site if it exists). You may be able to disable that for this site in your browser since the non https site http://www.hsc.edu works fine. Alternately try another browser if you have one installed.



eppur_se_muova

(36,247 posts)
11. Thanks. I'll try emailing ... um .... webmaster@www.hsc.edu ?
Fri Sep 24, 2021, 10:52 PM
Sep 2021

Everything was fine last week. Now I can only access their interactive campus map, which has a different domain.

PoliticAverse

(26,366 posts)
13. Well the regular version of the website...
Fri Sep 24, 2021, 10:56 PM
Sep 2021
http://www.hsc.edu

is working fine but it seems your browser is enforcing https (that is making you go to the https site if it exists).

It's possible you can disable the force of https in your browser for that site or try another browser if you have one (my Firefox for example allows me to go to the http://www.hsc.edu site ).

Do email them about the https://www.hsc.edu problem though, they should fix that.


eppur_se_muova

(36,247 posts)
15. I already emailed them. Just connected to their site ...
Fri Sep 24, 2021, 11:02 PM
Sep 2021

though I also removed a certificate for a server at hsc.edu. I only had three server certificates, and two were for sites I use heavily.

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