Library Privacy: Project Muse Moving to SSL, HTTPS URLs Will Begin Appearing This May
Kudos to Project Muse! This is the second item like this in two days. (-: Let’s hope more are in the works from other data providers.
From a Statement in the Project Muse Newsletter:
Project MUSE is beginning the process of updating the MUSE site to use secure site protocol. This change will take effect as of May 15, 2015.
What this means is that URLs for MUSE pages will include the https designation rather than the http (no ‘s’). MUSE is making the change in order to provide a secure site to protect end users, libraries and publishers.
All links to content will automatically redirect. However, items that require updating as a result of this change include proxy servers and referring/encrypted URLs.
There should not be an interruption of service during the transition, and updated links will work immediately.
This transition has no impact on the end user experience. End users will be authenticated using the current established methods and no changes are needed to continue using the site as usual.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.