Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is the secure version of HTTP. It's the protocol over which data is sent between your browser and the website that you are connected to. The 'S' at the end of HTTPS stands for 'Secure'. Our website now ensures communication between your browser and https://www.stonybrook.edu are encrypted. HTTPS is used to protect the user's data when browsing a website.
A secure webpage will have images, links, stylesheets and scripts all loaded through HTTPS. Forms and iFrames must also be using a webpage that can be served through HTTPS. If a non-secure version is used then it will not show on the published page. It is important that every link is run through HTTPS.
You can tell if the page is by looking in the URL for "https" before the domain name. Your browser will also display a padlock (sometimes in green). See examples below:
What if I Don't See the Lock Icon?
If you do not see the lock icon, chances are you may be using a non-secure element on your page and will need to update. You will know if a non-secure element is being used if you see any of the following on your browser:
Lock Icon Fix
We have made a tutorial for how to solve these mixed content and not secure issues on your webpage.