SSL server test (
ssllabs does a deep analysis of the site's SSL configuration using
SSL Labs’ SSL Server Test.
Why is this important?
SSL/TLS is a deceptively simple technology. It is easy to deploy, and it works--except when it does not. The main problem is that encryption is not often easy to deploy correctly. To ensure that TLS provides the necessary security, system administrators and developers must put extra effort into properly configuring their servers and developing their applications.
What does the hint check?
Please look at SSL Labs’ Methodology Overview if you want to know more about the process.
- Only servers on the public internet can be scanned by SSL Labs. Internal domains will fail.
- SSL Labs might have decided not to allow scanning of a domain (if, for example, the owner has requested it).
Can the hint be configured?
E.g. The following configuration will change the minimum grade to
SSL Labs’ scanner also allows some configuration. By default, the one used is:
You can override the defaults with the following configuration:
How to use this hint?
This package is installed automatically by webhint:
npm install hint --save-dev
To use it, activate it via the
.hintrc configuration file:
Note: The recommended way of running webhint is as a