Request to migrate HTTP contents (contents placed under www) on the Web server (the 3rd announcement)


This notice is for those who publish their Web pages on the Zengaku Computer System (especially those who publish them at https://www.u.tsukuba.ac.jp/~xxx).

(Summary)
* If you currently publish Web contents placed under ~/www, migrate them to ~/wwws. Nowadays, reliable access to Web servers is via HTTPS, so the Zengaku Computer System will do the same.
* This notice is not concerned with those who do not publish Web contents on the Web server of the Zengaku Computer System.


If you are publishing your Web pages in the www folder of the Zengaku Computer System Web server, please move the data to the wwws folder.

Therefore, please make sure that the HTTP Web contents on the current Web server have already been migrated to HTTPS by the end of January 2022.
The current plan is to change the configuration so that access to www via HTTP will be redirected to www via HTTPS during the scheduled maintenance in February 2022. → The configration was changed on February 20, 2022.

Note: The content in the www directory cannot be viewed with the redirection.

In most cases, the migration work will be as follows:

  1. Sign in to the remote desktop Windows environment.
  2. Start Explorer and make sure that there are folders named www and wwws directly under your user home.


  3. Make sure that there are no files or folders in wwws.

    If you have any files or folders (If you already have content accessed via HTTPS), make sure that their names do not conflict with the files and folders to be migrated in www. If there is a conflict, rename the files and folders.
  4. Copy or move the files and folders under www to wwws.
  5. Create a file called .htaccess in www. Specifically, extract the zip file at the following URL, and save the file named .htaccess inside to the www above.
    htaccess_template.zip
    By creating this file, HTTP accesses to the user’s web contents will be automatically redirected to HTTPS accesses.
  6. Set the above .htaccess file to be readable by others (for example, set it to 644 or 755).