What is the difference between http and https?


HTTP, or hypertext transfer protocol, is the way a Web server communicates with browsers like Internet Explorer ® and Mozilla Firefox®. HTTP lets visitors view a site and send information back to the Web server.

HTTPS, hypertext transfer protocol secure, is HTTP through a secured connection. Communications through an HTTPS server are encrypted by a secure certificate known as an SSL. The encryption prevents third-parties from eavesdropping on communications to and from the server.


Only servers that have their own SSL can create HTTPS connections. A site’s visitor cannot encrypt the connection. The private portal that the Coaches Console system provides for your clients is secured (https).

Also, if you embed an audio or video player in your Console website with codes provided by third parties (e.g.: YouTube, Vimeo, AudioAcrobat), make sure that the links to the audio and video files hosted there are secured (https). If you are using unsecured links (only http), such video or audio files embedded in the Console with a player (for playing inside the Console) will not appear in the Console, since browsers do not display unsecured content inside secured websites, like the Console.

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