CDF Instructor Secure Website
On CDF's web server we are assembling a suite of tools and documents that we hope will be useful aids to instructors in managing their courses and assignments.
Since much of the material presented is either of a sensitive nature or should not be available for general distribution, access to this portion of the website is restricted; a CDF instructor account and password will be required to gain access. Furthermore, the instructor material is served using the HTTPS protocol, which in turn uses SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) for secure communications. This means that all information sent to and received from the web server is encrypted. This includes any form data (such as your user name and password).
At the beginning of each HTTPS request, CDF's web server sends your browser its public encryption key as part of the security certificate. Among other data, the certificate contains signature of a Certificate Authority (CA) that certifies that this public key indeed belongs to CDF's web server. Upon verification of both the server's, and the CA's certificates, you browser can be ``sure'' that the secure connection can be trusted.
One further note. In order to use the system you need to have cookies enabled in the browser. Most browsers accept cookies by default, so if you haven't disabled that feature, you don't need to do anything to enable it.
Log in using your CDF username and password.