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problem after adding ssl certificate

Thread began 10/04/2010 6:51 pm by mantisdigital387802 | Last modified 9/02/2011 12:11 pm by Jason Byrnes | 4743 views | 15 replies |

mantisdigital387802

problem after adding ssl certificate

Hello. I set up PowerStore 3 on the server, edited the css and added products. It was working great. Then I added the ssl certificate. Now my dynamic data windows are not working from https. I have not yet discovered anything else not working yet.

When the ssl was added, the site was automatically transferred to a secure hosting server with a different IP address. I have added a .htaccess file to redirect http to https and included in the htaccess a redirect to redirect visitors from the main page of the site to go directly to the store which is in a subfolder in the root directory.

The redirects work fine but now my dynamic data windows are not working.
Is it possible that this situation will have caused other problems that I am not yet aware of?
..and How can I fix these problems?

Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

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mantisdigital387802

removed htaccess redirect to https

I removed the http to https redirect from the htaccess file.
Now the Powerstore 3 is working still at http address so it
seems that nothing is broken but it just won't work in https.

Is there any way to make the store work on https after it was
installed and configured on http?

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

It should work on https just like http. What is the web site url? Maybe I can spot the problem... what exactly did you add to your htaccess file?

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mantisdigital387802

This is what I added to the htaccess file.


RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} !^443$
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://www.bajamotorsportonline.com/$1 [R]

redirect 301 /index.html store

I have removed all but the redirect 301 and the site is still working fine
at the http address.

Is it possible the http change to https is causing some path name errors
somewhere?

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

No... if I go to the site using https it seems to work fine. It must be a problem with the htaccess file. What was the exact problem that occurred? What do you mean by dynamic data windows? Maybe I'm missing something.

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mantisdigital387802

The Administrative area is the part that was not working under https

By dynamic data windows I meant the the flash charts that display the sales and user registration data. They had a gray bar through them that said data parse error or something.

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mantisdigital387802

I just tried to go directly to Admin and
I logged in and the data charts and everything else seems to be working fine.

That leaves the redirect code causing a problem. This is the code I used to only view the https version of the site.

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} !^443$
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://www.bajamotorsportonline.com/$1 [R]

I am also using the code below to immediately redirect users to the store

redirect 301 /index.html store

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

That is probably because the charts are populated from data files and it may not use port 443. You may be able to restructure your mod rewrite to not update files in that Dynamic web charts folder, or only force https on the few form pages where it is most needed (registration, contact us, checkout, confirm, profile, and pp_confirm)

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msjj000Beta Tester

Hi Ray,

I was wanting to use https just for the checkout and confirm pages and revert back to checkout_success afterward.

Are these the two pages where any financial data is transmitted and would/could I use a .htaccess to dirvert from cart to checkout and then from confirm to checkout_success/failure?

Thanks, Mark.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Instead of using .htaccess, just update the checkout button to go to the https version and update the success redirect after the confirmation email to go back to the http:// version.

I don't think .htaccess is really necessary.

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