Support https (secure connection) in Screencast.com

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Are there any plans to provide HTTPS service for videos hosted on screencast.com. Today I'm required to for my website to be HTTP, otherwise when I link to embedded video on screencast I get a pop-up message that there are both secure and non-secure items on the site. Is anyone else encountering this?
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johnryanshaw

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  • sad I cannot use screencast on a wider basis.

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Renee Judd

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Thanks, I appreciate your honesty even though the timing means that I will need to find a different solution for hosting the videos I make with Camtasia, and I will have to remake stuff I did with Jing.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
secure option.


Because of browser secure content issues--primarily with IE--it sure would be nice if you had a https option as YouTube does so users do not get the mixed content warning.
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Martin Frost

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Hi, for those posters who couldn't wait for Screencast.com to support https, do you have any suggestions for alternative hosting services which do support it?
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Bloustein

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Our university bought a Kaltura site license (yay!). It's an expensive, but amazing video hosting solution.
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David Searles

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Martin, I store my videos on AmazonS3 and link to them there using a https link. Hope that helps.
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Martin Frost

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Thanks David, of course that's a straightforward option I should have thought of! I'll need to check on the users' software to see how seamless the publish to S3 is.
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Gary

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I'm using Vimeo for the bulk of my videos now. I'm building a player in Edge Animate to add a TOC and chapter markers. I can use https or http depending on where the video gets posted.
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Martin Frost

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Thanks Gary. I have suggested Youtube so Vimeo would be a valid option too.
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Chris Larson, Snagit Technical Product Manager

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Official Response
I'm happy to announce that the Screencast team has been working on bringing HTTPS to Screencast.com. Today, we are in the early phases of rolling it out and testing it out on a larger scale.

This should bring an added level of security between Screencast.com and your browser. For example, it can help prevent injected ads from some ISPs and attacks from malicious entities.

HTTPS is also requirement for many new browser features. So it was definitely something we wanted to bring to our customers. :)

Currently you'll need to add "https://" to your URLs yourself. We will flip the switch as soon as we can. Prior to that, we'll be evaluating how the servers are handling the extra load.
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Paul Donahue, Technical Product Manager - Cloud Services

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As of today (May 15, 2019) we have made a change to Screencast where it will automatically redirect any requests to http://www.techsmith.com to use HTTPS.

Any share links generated by Snagit and Camtasia have already defaulted to using HTTPS for some time now.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Your .htaccess file doesn't automatically forward to https.

Because of this my browser keeps telling me the website isn't safe. Just a heads up ;)
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled What is the status of https support for screencast.com?.

This issue has been in discussion for many years. Please provide an update on when https support will be available on screencast.com