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Since the OSM updates diff support only http, I cannot update the OSM database in my production environment due to security issue. It is vulnerable to MITM(Man-In-The-Middle) attack. When I tried https url, it redirects to http url.

Is there any specific reason for not having https support ?

It would be great, if OSM gives support https. And also OSM may add md5check sum details in the xx_state.txt files.



asked 07 Apr '15, 08:03

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closed 08 Apr '15, 04:23

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The question has been closed for the following reason "Problem is outdated – problem has been fixed by server admins (HTTPS works now as expected)" by aseerel4c26 08 Apr '15, 04:23

your URL works for me (current Firefox 37.0.1) – no redirect to HTTP. I could download the arbitrarily chosen .

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answered 08 Apr '15, 03:56

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I raised a ticket yesterday and OSM fixed it very quickly. Thanks to OSM team. Special Thanks to Tom Hughes !

(08 Apr '15, 04:13) rameshj

Okay, fine, thanks! There it is:

Next time, please provide cross links to such new (and old) locations.

(08 Apr '15, 04:18) aseerel4c26 ♦

https has a slightly higher resource consumption and is not as easily cachable as HTTP. Also you need to purchase a SSL certificate. All factors that add cost. You might have to use a workaround on your environment. Maybe you can setup and additional server that passes through the data from through a SSL channcel.

Adding a md5 checksum to the files seams reasonable. You might want to ask

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answered 07 Apr '15, 10:24

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not really … OSM already has a wildcard certificate * which is used for e.g. and for this help site.

(08 Apr '15, 03:53) aseerel4c26 ♦

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