Books on gitbook.com served under HTTPS

Starting today, we’re enabling HTTPS for all books served on gitbook.com.

By default books and homepages are served under username.gitbooks.io/book/. These books can now be accessed over HTTPS, thus providing a more reliable and secure experience to readers, while also improving SEO.

HTTPS isn’t enabled for books using custom domains, this isn’t yet possible for technical reasons. That might change in a few months thanks to the Linux Foundation’s Let’s Encrypt effort.

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