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New official Embarcadero forums online initially only had non-TLS http URLs

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/11/23

If you are not a company good at infrastructure, then do not start hosting new things yourself. This is why I like the DelphiPraxis forums (both English and German), as they really know what they are doing.

Of course, forums never have all the features in a way that each user wants, but DelphiPraxis is secure, has well maintained and public moderators, and a history if quality posts.

But the G+ group did move there for a reason (: [WayBack] We have moved to ! Starting January 1st, 2019 – the G+ Delphi Developers Community will be closed for new posts and new mem… – Lars Fosdal – Google+

After a long series of goofing around with infrastructure (old forums, new forums, now newer forums, years of TLS trouble, selling software or which the infrastructure has been down for a long time), last week, finally they had the [WayBack] New official Embarcadero forums online The sign-up/login is a bit prickly at first, so keep your login name… – Lars Fosdal – Google+.

The announcement already has a the catch in the title: initially they were http only, so totally insecure for your logon data. They could have easily circumvented that by deploying some LetsEncrypt renewal, for instance the commercial one in Delphi ([WayBack] Execute’s Online Store), of which this is a demo: [WayBackGitHub – tothpaul/LetsEncryptDelphi: Let’s Encrypt component for Delphi Tokyo 10.2.3

I have not added them to, as they are now on the domain, so I will likely start a special monitoring page for those subdomains.


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