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Secure Checkout process

Thread began 8/31/2009 12:47 pm by larsentim278054 | Last modified 9/01/2009 12:43 pm by office172461 | 2292 views | 6 replies |

larsentim278054

Secure Checkout process

How do I create a secure checkout process? ie. using https with PowerStore.

I know you have to buy a security certificate from your host, correct? (does it have to be from the hosting provider that is used by the site, or can it be from anyone that sells them, ie. godaddy).

Thanks

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office172461

SSL certs

For the second question, you don't have to buy the ssl certs from your host. I've had good luck with these guys:
rapidssl-certificates.php

Cheaper than most and it's a single root certificate that's recognized by all the popular browsers out of the box. I've been able to transfer them from one host to another without any hassle at all. They have a good support section on the site whether your a customer or not.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

You probably wont be able to purchase the certificate from GoDaddy, unless they are your host. The certificates that they sell are to be installed on their server. There are other vendors that can be used however, you just need to make sure the certificate is installed on your server.


The simplest way to convert power store to using the SSL Site, is to configure the $WAGLOBAL_Root_URL to use the https server:
$WAGLOBAL_Root_URL = "https://mysite.com/store/"

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larsentim278054

Really? Why would I want the whole site on Https ?

I only want the checkout process to be secure. Is this possible? (I know it's possible - but how difficult and how do I do this?)

Thanks!

Originally Said By: Jason Byrnes
  You probably wont be able to purchase the certificate from GoDaddy, unless they are your host. The certificates that they sell are to be installed on their server. There are other vendors that can be used however, you just need to make sure the certificate is installed on your server.


The simplest way to convert power store to using the SSL Site, is to configure the $WAGLOBAL_Root_URL to use the https server:
$WAGLOBAL_Root_URL = "https://mysite.com/store/"  
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office172461

See this thread:
showthread.php?t=1860

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larsentim278054

Ah - thanks for pointing me to that thread.

Where would I change it back to http after they purchase something? (he/she mentions that just changing the url to point to https when checking out works fine, but afterwards they stay in https) - so at what point or at what file would I change it back to http?

thanks!

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office172461

Just guessing here, but I think you could do it when sending them to the checkout_success page.

I wouldn't think it would be a problem because they have already completed a transaction and it isn't that likely they would continue shopping.

The bandwidth hit with encrypted pages isn't as important anymore with fast servers and easy access to fast connections.

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