View Full Version : HTTP vs HTTPS?

09-28-2010, 07:09 PM
I'm afraid most all of my experience is in producing Flash pieces that run off of someones computer.

I'm now working on a project where our desired final output is to place .swfs on a secure cloud site called Lightserve.com. In and of themselves, the swfs work fine from Lightserve.

However, now we want the .swfs to open up some external pdfs. I have this working on my machine with a button triggering a
getURL("Links/Blah.pdf", _blank);

But when I put it on Lightserve, with the same Links folder in the same relative position and the same Blah.pdfs, it no longer works.

Lightserve tells me (guesses) this is because they operate under the HTTPS protocol rather than HTTP.

What does that mean, other than that there is a "Secure" on the end?

Is there a way to force my Flash swf to output HTTPS? Or a different way to load an external .pdf which that mean old "S" will like?

Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.

10-05-2010, 08:14 PM
is it failing in all browsers?
i have heard of an issue with ie reading the mime type correctly for this type of operation over https.

10-06-2010, 09:56 AM
There are a couple of reasons first let me explain the differance:
http send everything you do in plan text for any one to read.

https encrypts everything you do so that no one can read what you type but the recipient.

The problem with encrypting data is that you cant just encrypt it and say only yahoo can read it. Both you and yahoo have to have a secret key so that yahoo can decrypt what you sent and encrypt private stuff for you to read.