Using the HamWAN Portal

We need to authenticate you, but we can't use encryption over ham radio.

Without encryption, typical password authentication is insecure. Here we use a certificate-based authentication system instead.

SSL is typically used to verify the authenticity of the server you are connecting to and provide privacy by encrypting the contents of your packets. We're going to use the authentication component without the privacy component. This is atypical on the internet, so most browsers won't let you do it. However, Opera 12.16 not only lets you do this, but provides very clear dialogs letting you know when that privacy component is turned off.

Please follow these instructions to set up Opera 12.16 for this website, then come back.

Now that you have your browser configured, it's time to try it out:

https://portal.hamwan.org

Did something go wrong?

If you got an error like ERR_SSL_VERSION_OR_CIPHER_MISMATCH, it means your browser is requiring encryption. Return to the browswer configuration step and make sure your browser is configured to accept authentication-only ciphers.

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