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Is using HTTPS that simple?

 
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Will the data (like parameter "name") from this connection be encrypted and safe just by using "https" as scheme or is there something else I have to do, to make sure only the recipient can read the data?
And I do not mean advanced stuff, I just want to know if I use https the way it is supposed to be used.

Thanks a lot!

 
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Yes, the entire URL is encrypted, so even the GET parameters will be encrypted between the client and the Server

However, and this is a big however, most HTTP servers log the URL after it has been decrypted. If you are sending a parameter in the GET request, the parameter is part of the URL. So, the parameter will also be logged. This might create a security issue for you because anyone who has access to the HTTP logs might see sensitive information.
 
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Thank you very much for your friendly and helpful reply!
 
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