registration issues on beta production server

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hey folks this is a slightly techie question that may have been asked, but here goes - i'm running a server on a Bitnami stack and looks like i've got SMTP working to notify students that a new ID has been created for them. the only issue is the link that is sent back to them is a https:// secure link and will not load. however it will load unsecurely (as http://). i have a feeling that getting the https working probably requires an SSL token/ID to be configured someplace, and i can do this, but unless it's really easy, i'd like to just get things working as it is unsecurely, as we are not in a production mode yet. is there a way to configure Canvas or the server to send the authentication link unsecured?

any answers appreciated! thanks!