On Wednesday, June 3, LINKcat will be converted to HTTPS. The change will be done by 9 am. This will not affect LINKcat connectivity. Patrons and staff can continue to use LINKcat as normal during this time.
Why are we doing this?
LINKcat is converting to HTTPS to increase Internet security. HTTPS is a secure version of the same protocol that is used for communication between the browser on your computer and the web server of the website that you are visiting. When you use a banking or online shopping website, you do not want the information that you type into the browser (such as your username/password and credit card info) to be intercepted when you type it into the browser and send it to the web server. In the same way, we want to lower the possibility that information could be intercepted when people are using LINKcat. NOTE: The LINKcat e-commerce feature has been HTTPS-compliant since its inception.
How will this affect LINKcat use and access?
The majority of people will not notice any changes. Some people may notice that the browser bar now has a lock. In some browsers, the HTTPS-compliance will be more apparent than others, so if you don't see a lock, it is probably because your browser does not make it obvious. People who are using very old browsers may have problems using LINKcat. Any users who report problems with accessing and using LINKcat should upgrade their browser and/or try using another browser. See the Accessing LINKcat help page for more information. If you encounter problems with using LINKcat after the HTTPS conversion that are not solved by upgrading the browser and/or using a different browser, please report the problems to SCLS.