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SSL Redirect for purchases

Thread began 3/06/2011 11:52 pm by Erikk D. Lee | Last modified 3/11/2011 10:04 am by Jason Byrnes | 1699 views | 13 replies |

Erikk D. Lee

SSL Redirect for purchases

Quick questions.. we are running eCart and setup a new SSL certificate on the domain.. so that both http and https work for www.oursite.com and oursite.com. Not sure the best way to setup our customers to redirect to the new SSL side when they signup for a new account or make a purchase. If you could point us in the right direction that would be great..

PS.. I read some of the help docs but they cover if you are running a different subdomain like secure.oursite.com...

Thanks Guys..

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Dave BuchholzBeta Tester

You would need to redirect your customers to be covered by the SSL when they are checking out.

At the top of your checkout.php page add this code

php:
<?php
if (!isset($_SERVER['HTTPS']) || (isset($_SERVER['HTTPS']) && strtolower($_SERVER['HTTPS']) != 'on')) { 
    
header("Location: https://".$_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'].$_SERVER['PHP_SELF']);
    die();
}
?>



then if you ever want to force back from https to the regular site then use:


php:
<?php 
if (isset($_SERVER['HTTPS']) && strtolower($_SERVER['HTTPS']) == 'on') { 
    
header("Location: http://".$_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'].$_SERVER['PHP_SELF']);
    die();

?>



This will redirect you customers to the SSL side to checkout

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Erikk D. Lee

Thanks Dave.. will try that for checkout...

Can I use the same thing to redirect customers when they click on the link for Registration i.e. Users_Registration.php or Login i.e. Users_Login.php.

What's the best way to have them use the SSL Cert to protect their data and login information.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

add that code at line 1 of any page on your site that should be viewed using the https address only.

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Erikk D. Lee

Unfortunately the code did not work..

That would have been great if it was that simple :(

We added the code to several pages... verified that the changes were made and tested it as many ways as we could think of but no luck. When we did the tests the pages just come up normal... that is they do not start using the SSL.

Any ideas..

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

create a new blank php page and add the following code to it:

php:
HTTPS? :<?php echo($_SERVER['HTTPS']); ?>




this will tell us whether the HTTPS has been enabled at the server level.

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Erikk D. Lee

Ok.. we did the test.. here is what we get back.

HTTPS? :off


The SSL Cert works fine when you go to www.oursite.com or oursite.com

The server is a Windows 2003 running of course IIS6

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

based on those results, the if statement should be working.

I would question whether the updated pages are being uploaded to the server correctly.

on one of the pages where yo added the if statement, make a design change in the body like adding today's date then upload it again and test. If you dont see today's date on the page, the upload is failing.

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Erikk D. Lee

We did one step further and made the changes directly to the pages on the server.. we also verified by changing the page titles.

Is there another way for us to just change the links in the database or something similar.

If you have any other tests we can do we would be happy to try them.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

can you send a copy of one of the pages you added the if statement to and a link where i can see the problem.

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