Security on Growing Green Cities

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Security on Growing Green Cities

At Growing Green Cities Network we take security very seriously! With the possibility to get your own @growinggreencities.net email address, and the software and ticketing repository now online we thought it best to actually spend some money on a wildcard SSL certificate. If this doesn’t mean anything to you and you simply could care less you may stop reading now and simply take this as ‘so noted’. If however you would like to know more how this is an advantage to you and our partners, you may want to continue reading as we may have an interesting proposal to our current and future partners.

Hosting

As a parent company of this network, 3DN has considerable expertise in the IT and security area. We have been home-hosting a few websites for years. This is mostly as a hobby but we have some happy customers. We host our own DNS server, our own mail server and our own web server. A website such as this growing green cities network obviously takes some time to set up and give it some ‘body’ but the infrastructure is easy enough for us to maintain and to set up.

Partners

Partners are (Wikipedia):

 

A partnership is an arrangement where parties, known as partners, agree to cooperate to advance their mutual interests. The partners in a partnership may be individuals, businesses, interest-based organizations, schools, governments or combinations thereof.

 

3DN, and as a consequences the Growing Green Cities Network, has the internet expertise. Arc2 has architecture expertise. Together we share an interest in sustainable building. One of the partnership agreements I’m thinking about at this point would be to create, for example, a secure website called arc2.growinggreencities.net and have this be a sub site of the Growing Green Cities network through which secure connections can be used for clients to Arc2 with strong privacy concerns.

Webmail and Trac

At the time of writing this article the wildcard certificate is still pending, so when you go to Growing Green Cities webmail or to Growing Green Cities Repository you may still get a temporary error. This should take at most a few hours. After that you should be able to access all of the Growing Green Cities Network fully secured and encrypted so nobody can eevesdrop on what you’re doing on the site.