SkoolBag's free school sites now have SSL certificates as required by the DoE.
How to check your website has SSL certificates?
The URL will start with hhtps:// and there will be a 'lock' symbol beside it.
SkoolBag is now focusing on implementing SSL certificates for all SkoolSites now. We can not confirm when this will be available at this time but will update once a timeline is known.
SkoolBag will have SSH for all free school sites by the 4/3/2019 and are currently investigating implementing a solution for SSL for paid Skoolsites website.
SkoolBag is yet to have official communication from the DoE, but have decided to go ahead and commit to implementing SSL.
ORIGINAL ARTICLE [22/2/2019]
SkoolBag is currently waiting for confirmation from the DoE about a requirement to implement SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) security technology on all school websites.
The DoE has not confirmed to SkoolBag that SSL is mandatory or communicated the specific level of SSL required to meet any new standards.
SkoolBag's CEO, Brad Cohen has reached out to the DoE after recently being made aware of the requirements by our customers, he is yet to receive a response.
Due to the technology used in SkoolBag's Website Feature and SkoolSites Custom Websites, the process of implementing SSL certificates is not instantaneous.
SkoolBag recognises the importance of SSL and is working to implement SSL across all SkoolBag Websites and SkoolSites in the near future.
What is SSL?
SSL stands for “Secure Socket Layer.” It is a technology that establishes a secure session link between the visitor’s web browser and your website so that all communications transmitted through this link are encrypted.
When is SSL important?
SSL is important when visitors input information to your website, for example when paying for goods online, or inputting data.
SkoolBag’s website generally reflects the same information that is seen through the app, which is not generally considered 'sensitive' or collecting personal information such as credit card details. As per SkoolBag's feature documentation, eForms should not be used to collect any personal sensitive or financial information.
Google gives preference to websites that have SSL on their search engine results page.
We will provide further details on timeline as it becomes available and will endeavour to meet any reasonable requirement communicated by the Department of Education.