Secure Browsing or https works by transmitting normal http interactions through an encrypted system, so that in theory, the information cannot be accessed by any party other than the client and end server.

There are two common types of encryption layers: Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), both of which encode the data records being exchanged. When using an https connection, the server responds to the initial connection by offering a list of encryption methods it supports. In response, the client selects a connection method, and the client and server exchange certificates to authenticate their identities. After this is done, both parties exchange the encrypted information after ensuring that both are using the same key, and the connection is closed.

In order to host https connections, a server must have a Public Key certificate, which embeds key information with a verification of the key owner's identity. Most certificates are verified by a third party so that clients are assured that the key is secure.

Secure browsing set up in Web TimeSheet:
Web TimeSheet supports secure browsing. In order to enable secure browsing, please follow the below steps listed below:

  • Log into Web TimeSheet as an administrator.
  • Click on Administration tab from the top menu.
  • Click on System Preferences in the left menu.
  • Put a check mark in the box beside Use secure browser connections (https).
  • Click on Save.


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