Question

If http requests are routed to https, does a bad security "score" for http matter?

When I submit https://myWordPressSite.com to security headers checker it returns an A+.

But when I submit http://myWordPressSite.com It returns an F.

I have configured nginx to redirect http traffic to the https address.

Does the above represent a security vulnerability nonetheless?


Submit an answer

This textbox defaults to using Markdown to format your answer.

You can type !ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

Sign In or Sign Up to Answer

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

Hi @smallnavyboat,

That should be alright then. Since you have a redirection from HTTP to HTTPS you shouldn’t be worried by the F on your HTTP side.

Hi there,

As long as you have a 301 redirect for HTTP to HTTPS it should be ok.

You can test your redirect with curl, for example:

curl -IL http://yourdomain.com

Feel free to share the output here!

Best,

Bobby