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I have been away from the site for a while. 

This had me stumped, but found my way into the portal.

Any fix?

Dennis Owings

This site is not secure

This might mean that someone’s trying to fool you or steal any info you send to the server. You should close this site immediately.

Go to your Start page
The hostname in the website’s security certificate differs from the website you are trying to visit.
Go on to the webpage (Not recommended)

Birna Rørslett:
The current certificate has been issued generically to, which represents the company hosting our server.  There is a glitch in the configuration and we intend to solve that and some other issues by acquiring a new server in December. Until then, just make an exception for NG and all is fine. The site does run the https protocol.

Nasos Kosmas:
 The same issue for me with Iphone and ipad 
 I locked out in a way (forgot the pass) retrieve the pass from the phone and I am back

Perhaps it's an idea to apply for a free certificate for the time being - and get a new one once the server is moved?  8)
The problem with non matching certificates is that the visitor has abolutely no idea whether that certificate really belongs to your website or whether the website is hacked  :-\ and somebody tries to impersonate the site with a different certificate (which means compromised session and risk of data and privay loss  :-[ ). It was only after I found this thread that I decided to register after all as at least you claim the certifiacte is authentic - but please note you cannot claim nor guarantee that nobody else has access to the https session as it's apparently a generic certificate where the hoster as certificate owner will automatically have access to the session too! Not very wise in the 21st century, certainly not in the post Snowden era...

Birna Rørslett:
I agree completely. But we have to be pragmatic here. Our esteemed boffin, Andrea, is deeply entrenched in her moving house 2000 miles across the US of A. I'm racing against time to meet the deadlines of a bunch of papers I'm committed myself to deliver (and already been paid for :( ). Thus our hands are tied at present.

What we *aim* to do is moving to a new server in December. That should solve the issues. There will be a few days' downtime, but near Christmas time most people seem to be otherwise engaged anyway.

The actual login is the only place on the site where encryption and security are essential. Everything else really doesn't require https. So stay logged in ....


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