Today I released new extension for Yii 2 – yii2-simple-auth. It provides components for easy authenticate and validate the HTTP request. Each request gets its own unique token with the expiration time, so no passwords or keys are sent with the request – it should be safer than basic access authentication when you don’t use https. Read README on GitHub to get more info.
I finally updated yii-elfinder2 extension. Changes:
- Update elFinder to 2.0.5 for 1.0 branch and 2.1.5 for 1.1 branch.
- Aliases and paths are no longer hardcoded – extension should work better with composer installations.
- Minor improvements and bugfixes.
Extension sources can be downloaded from GitHub repository.
Changing hosting has opened a new opportunities, among other things it became possible to use my own SSL certificate for domain. For some time I tested https on site and free certification from StartSSL. IMO tests were quite successful, and the New Year is a good time for a changes. From now https on page is forced and all traffic will be encrypted.
Unless you have a very outdated system and browser, there should be no side effects – page requires a SNI support, so if for example you are using Windows XP and IE 8, you can not be able to open it. But this is one of the less important problems what you have with this configuration. 😀