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Forum Registration and Login Security Secure SSL login within the Assyrian Forums at atour.com.

To participate in the forums, members are required to install our server security certificate to ensure the connection between our server and your computer are communicating securely during forum registrations and future logins.  Provided on this page are the specific instructions for the most popular Internet browser programs.

We invest our volunteer resources to protect our members' information and privacy.  Forum registrations and other sensitive login information such as a forum username and password are encrypted and protected with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology, a computer networking encryption protocol.

The forums login page appears with a secured URL address “https://www...” (note the letter “s”), as the lock icon on the top of Internet browser programs such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Microsoft Internet Explorer become locked, as opposed to being un-locked or unsecure. This is to notify you of the website's security status and current connection with your computer.

Security certificate companies charge websites with an annual fee to notify the visitor that the website has registered with them and is secure.  We do not subscribe to these companies since we generate and manage our own self-signed server certificate and security.  Thus, your browser will alert you of this notice, simply click on trust the Atour.com website security certificate or add a security exception depending on your Internet browser as shown in the instructions below.
Remember, a self-signed server is safer in all circumstances than a completely unprotected server.

LoginUpon completion of the website certificate acceptance, please login at the main page of the forums.

Atour SSL Security Certificate - www.atour.com

Installing Atour Server Security Certificate

IMPORTANT: To ensure a secure connection to this website during the forum registration process and future logins, please print and review these instructions and install our website security certificate (see image at right) into the "Trusted Root Certificate Authorities" section within your Internet browser software, such as Firefox, Chrome, or Internet Explorer.

Internet Browser Software

Some members have reported having login problems to their existing forum accounts. Please install our security certificate and then use the Retrieve password function located in the Login screen to reset your password and gain access to your account. After a successful login, change your password to your preference. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Upon completion of the website certificate acceptance, please login at the main page of the forums.


Mozilla Firefox (recommended)

Using Mozilla Firefox, click on our Atour Server Security Certificate (download and install to enable secure forum logins) Atour Server Security Certificate link to download and install (only once) to enable secure forum logins using the step-by-step instructions below.  The "Downloading Certificate" box will appear as shown below, check all the boxes and click OK to install the certificate into Mozilla Firefox, the recommended Internet browser software.  We highly recommend installing and using Mozilla Firefox.

Installing Atour Server Security Certificate on Mozilla Firefox.

Select all three options and then click OK to install the Atour Server Security Certificate into Mozilla Firefox.

Atour Server Security Certificate has been successfully installed into Mozilla Firefox, securely login or register for a free forum account at the Assyrian Forums.

Atour Server Security Certificate has been successfully installed into Mozilla Firefox, securely registering for a free forum account at the Assyrian Forums.

Atour Server Security Certificate has been successfully installed into Mozilla Firefox, securely logging into the Assyrian Forums.

Google Chrome

Google Chrome SSL message.Using Google Chrome, click on our Atour Server Security Certificate (download and install to enable secure forum logins) Atour Server Security Certificate link to download and install (only once) to enable secure forum logins using the step-by-step instructions below.

AIM | atour.com administratorsNOTE: After installing our security certificate, Google Chrome will continue to display security messages about our certificate as noted in the image shown at right.  Remember, regardless of an older certificate algorithm, a self-signed server is safer in all circumstances than a completely unprotected server.

Google Chrome - click on the Atour Server Security Certificate icon to download the file to your computer.

After download completes, click on Keep the file.

Click on the www.atour.com.crt file button at the bottom of the screen.

Click on Open file.

Click on Install Certificate...

At the Welcome to the Certificate Import Wizard menu, click Next >

Select Place all certificates in the following store, and then click on Browse.

Select Trusted Root Certification Authorities, and the click on OK.

Click on Next.

Click on Finish to complete the Certificate Import Wizard.

Click on OK to confirm the import was successful.

Click on OK

Once the server security certificate is installed, you can Register or Login to the Assyrian Forums.

Initial Google Chrome login screen, click on Advanced.

Initial Google Chrome login screen, click on Proceed to www.atour.com.

Click on the Google Chrome lock icon to view the security of the current Assyrian Forums login page.

Click on  Details to view the security of the current Assyrian Forums login page.

Google Chrome security overview displays all resources on this page are served securely using an older certificate signature algorithm.  The lock icon will remain red due the older certificate, but the login/logout pages are transmitted securely.

Securely logging into the Assyrian Forums.

Securely registering for a free forum account at the Assyrian Forums with Google Chrome.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

Using Microsoft Internet Explorer, click on our Atour Server Security Certificate (download and install to enable secure forum logins) Atour Server Security Certificate link to download and install (only once) to enable secure forum logins using the step-by-step instructions below.

Internet Explorer - Click on the Atour Server Security Certificate icon to download the file to your computer.

Click on Open.

Click on Install Certificate...

At the Welcome to the Certificate Import Wizard menu, click Next >

Select Place all certificates in the following store, and then click on Browse.

Select Trusted Root Certification Authorities, and the click on OK.

Click on Next.

Click on Finish to complete the Certificate Import Wizard.

Click on Yes to confirm and install the Atour Server Security Certificate on Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Click on OK to confirm the import was successful.

Click on OK

Once the server security certificate is installed, you can Register or Login to the Assyrian Forums.

Securely logging into the Assyrian Forums with Internet Explorer.

 

General FAQs

  1. What is a conference/forum?
  2. What is a topic/thread?
  3. What is a poll?
  4. What is the best way to keep track of new messages?
  5. What is a forums view option?
  6. What are the replies/views columns on the message listings?
  7. What time zone are the forums using?
  8. What writing or character format are the forums using?
  9. What is an open and/or moderated forum?
  10. How do I start a new message, topic or question?

Registration FAQs

  1. Forums Acceptable Use Policy
  2. How do I register or login?
  3. What are the forum registration features?
  4. What are the benefits of being a moderator/mentor?
  5. Why does the forum registration process require manual activation?
  6. I registered within the forums, but have not received a message about my new account and can't login.
  7. The registration process tells me that I have an invalid email address.
  8. I have registered and logged in before, and want to remain logged into the forums.
  9. I have registered and logged in before, but I forgot my password.
  10. I have registered and logged in before, but I forgot my username.
  11. We would like to register an account for our organization to publish our news, programs and information.

Icon FAQs

  1. What does each menu icon allow me to do?
  2. Why do some forum folder icons display a locked image?
  3. Why do some topics display a locked image or message?
  4. Why do some topics appear as archived messages?
  5. Why do some topics have [view all] next to the subject?
  6. What are those icons immediately to the right of the username?
  7. What are those icons below the member's name within a message?

Member How-to FAQs

  1. How do I navigate?
  2. How do I start a new message, topic or question?
  3. How do I start a new poll?
  4. How do I reply to an existing message?
  5. How do I keep track of new messages?
  6. How do I change my account information?
  7. How do I change my password?
  8. How do I edit my profile?
  9. How do I edit my forum preference?
  10. How do I subscribe to forums?
  11. How do I manage subscription to topics?
  12. How do I hide my profile and/or disable email functions?
  13. How do I use a photograph (avatar) image in my messages?
  14. How do I use signatures in my messages?
  15. How do I use HTML tags in my messages?
  16. How do I use HTML links?
  17. How do I post images, audio, YouTube videos and other video sharing and streaming websites?
  18. How do I share forum messages with others?

Member Functions FAQs

  1. What is a profile?
  2. What is a subscription?
  3. What is an inbox?
  4. What is a bookmark?
  5. What is a contact list?
  6. What is a notepad?
  7. What is the member feedback system?

Assyria \ã-'sir-é-ä\ n (1998)   1:  an ancient empire of Ashur   2:  a democratic state in Bet-Nahren, Assyria (northern Iraq, northwestern Iran, southeastern Turkey and eastern Syria.)   3:  a democratic state that fosters the social and political rights to all of its inhabitants irrespective of their religion, race, or gender   4:  a democratic state that believes in the freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture in faithfulness to the principles of the United Nations Charter — Atour synonym

Ethnicity, Religion, Language
» Israeli, Jewish, Hebrew
» Assyrian, Christian, Aramaic
» Saudi Arabian, Muslim, Arabic
Assyrian \ã-'sir-é-an\ adj or n (1998)   1:  descendants of the ancient empire of Ashur   2:  the Assyrians, although representing but one single nation as the direct heirs of the ancient Assyrian Empire, are now doctrinally divided, inter sese, into five principle ecclesiastically designated religious sects with their corresponding hierarchies and distinct church governments, namely, Church of the East, Chaldean, Maronite, Syriac Orthodox and Syriac Catholic.  These formal divisions had their origin in the 5th century of the Christian Era.  No one can coherently understand the Assyrians as a whole until he can distinguish that which is religion or church from that which is nation -- a matter which is particularly difficult for the people from the western world to understand; for in the East, by force of circumstances beyond their control, religion has been made, from time immemorial, virtually into a criterion of nationality.   3:  the Assyrians have been referred to as Aramaean, Aramaye, Ashuraya, Ashureen, Ashuri, Ashuroyo, Assyrio-Chaldean, Aturaya, Chaldean, Chaldo, ChaldoAssyrian, ChaldoAssyrio, Jacobite, Kaldany, Kaldu, Kasdu, Malabar, Maronite, Maronaya, Nestorian, Nestornaye, Oromoye, Suraya, Syriac, Syrian, Syriani, Suryoye, Suryoyo and Telkeffee. — Assyrianism verb

Aramaic \ar-é-'máik\ n (1998)   1:  a Semitic language which became the lingua franca of the Middle East during the ancient Assyrian empire.   2:  has been referred to as Neo-Aramaic, Neo-Syriac, Classical Syriac, Syriac, Suryoyo, Swadaya and Turoyo.

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