The secure environment refers to the transmission of
information from web browser to web server. If you have
a link to an order form, for example, from your home
page, you would need to use a URL similar to following:
= server number)
The "s" in https:// suggests an SSL related
file. Substitute the path to the order form starting with
user directory name. If your account resides on server
#2, you would need to use
or 03, 04, etc. respectively depending on which server the
secure form resides.
If the secure form calls a cgi script, you must also
reference that script securely.
- e.g. <form method="post" action="https://wwwXX.rapidsite.net/<userid>/cgi-local/order.cgi">
Note: Upgrading to a High Volume account requires a
change of web server. In such instances, users will need
to update their HTML
to reflect the new server number.
Retrieving Data From Server
As mentioned above, the secure environment refers to
the transmission of information between web browser
and web server. We suggest that you have a script
written to save the submitted form content to a text file. In
so doing, you can reference the text via secure
URL and retrieve its content (e.g. credit card information)
securely via the web thus completing the loop.
To protect the data from unauthorized web surfers, you
can store the data file(s) in a password protected directory.
An alternative is to have the submitted form content
sent to you via email. If your form references a custom
script, you will need to reference the script securely. We
have not implemented a solution for encrypting email.