Why does http://ubuntu-mate.org/ not redirect to https://ubuntu-mate.org/?


A friend of mine, had doubts about ubuntu-mate because of this issue.
Why don’t you make a .htaccess redirect from http to https?


This is the answer:

We are planning to switch to HTTPS only in future.

However, if you are to download the desktop ISOs of any flavour of Ubuntu, which are hosted by Canonical, their server only supports HTTP: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-mate/releases. This is out of our control.

It would be wise to securely get the SHA256SUM (checksum) of the file and compare it when downloading over HTTP.


I did check the checksum. Thanks for the answer. Wish I found out about ubuntu mate earlier. It’s easier to install than ubuntu.