GitHub Pages Gets HTTPS Support
Security Update : GitHub is making HTTPS mandatory for all GitHub Pages websites starting June 15, 2016, the company announced yesterday.
GitHub is the place where most coders go to host their source code. There are alternatives, but GitHub is great and has lots of features.
If you’re an open-source aficionado, besides hosting your code, GitHub also lets you build presentation websites, which are internally called GitHub Pages.
These are static HTML websites created with the Ruby-based Jakyll static site generator. The technology is simple and was copied by multiple other projects as well.
Until now, GitHub Pages have been delivered via HTTP by default, but GitHub users have had the option to force HTTPS if authors wanted, with a warning from GitHub’s crew.
“We refrained from officially supporting it [HTTPS for GitHub Pages] because the traffi… (read more)