To utilize the no SSL option for your network, configure the DNS entry for Google
to be a CNAME for nosslsearch.google.com.
We will not serve SSL search results for requests that we receive on this VIP. If we receive a search request over port 443, the certificate handshake will complete successfully, but we will then redirect the user to a non-SSL search experience along with an initial message explaining so.
All customization and personalization is dependent on SSL availability, thus some features may be absent. Utilizing the non-SSL address will not affect other Google services outside of Search. Signing into Gmail, Google Apps and authenticating to different services will continue to work (and will occur over SSL).
Utilizing the NoSSLSearch VIP will not affect other Google services outside of Search. Logging into Google Apps and authenticating to different services will continue to work (and will occur over SSL).
When students search using https://encrypted.google.com
, content filtering systems in place on your network may not be able to read their searches or Google’s response. If this is problematic for your school, you can block https://encrypted.google.com
. When students continue to search using Google
, your content filtering will work as it always has in the past.