[Milton-L] TR : RE : IMS8 register online with our secure server

ims8 ims8 at upmf-grenoble.fr
Wed Sep 15 10:50:16 EDT 2004

-----Message d'origine-----
De : Jameela Lares [mailto:Jameela.Lares at usm.edu] 
Envoyé : mardi 14 septembre 2004 02:50
À : John Milton Discussion List; ims8
Objet : Re: RE : [Milton-L] IMS8: deadline -18


I've gone to the website to register, and am a bit concerned.

Is there a reason that the URL for the secure server does not begin with
https but rather merely http?  In the US, secure servers are usually noted
with the additional -s.

Or is the site secure despite the URL, and is this indeed why one if told
more than once that the site is secure?

Others may have my question, so I post it here.


Jameela Lares
Associate Professor of English
The University of So. Mississippi
118 College Drive #5037
Hattiesburg, MS  39406-0001
+601 266-6214 ofc
+601 266-5757 fax

-----Message d'origine-----
De : ims8 [mailto:ims8 at upmf-grenoble.fr] 
Envoyé : mardi 14 septembre 2004 22:07
À : 'Jameela Lares'
Objet : RE : RE : [Milton-L] IMS8: deadline -18

Dear Jameela,

I understand your concern and consequently asked our partner Choosit for
further information. 
They have sent me the technical details. Their web server has a security
standard called SSL (Secure Socket Layer). That SSL solution is fully
integrated in the website and identified by the key icon -- and not by an
URL beginning with https because we have no bank terminal server.

You enter your personal information and credit card details. The collected
data is encrypted and sent to a secure server. For more safety, your
identity is anonymised and only the six first digits and expiry date of your
card are stored on their secure server, and we (The University of Grenoble
2) receive a mail showing your identity with the six last digits of your
card. To have your order, we connect to the Choosit secure server, using a
username and password, and combine the information we get from the server
with the information we receive by mail.

That's why our website is perfectly secure despite the URL. You can register
safely online. Please note you can also pay by bank transfer or by cheque.


Christophe TOURNU
Associate Professor 
Faculte de Droit
Universite Pierre Mendes France
Domaine universitaire
BP 47
38040 GRENOBLE Cedex 9
Tel. / fax: 0033476825728
Web: http://www.john-milton.org

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