What is HTTPS?
HTTPS is a widely used web browser protocol that allows you to interact with LinkedIn and our mobile applications securely. A good indicator of a protected connection on a website is a https:// connection or a padlock icon shown in your browser's address bar. The encrypted channel keeps data exchange confidential and allows you to securely identify the website. Most sites use HTTPS when taking payments or login credentials. In most cases, LinkedIn automatically uses a secure connection for all pages on the site.
To turn secure browsing on for your account:
- Go to your Settings. (You may be asked to sign in before accessing the Settings page.)
- Click the Account tab and then click Manage security settings.
- Check the box and click Save changes.
At any time, you can turn off HTTPS by unchecking the box.
Note: If you don’t see this option in your settings, this means that secure browsing has been automatically enabled for you.