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Installing SSL


m175400

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Hi there,

 

I've been doing some amends to an existing store that is currently on a development server. It's on a normal http server at the moment, not on an SSL domain, but they are just about ready to put it live and they want it SSL enabled. I think they're prepared to buy a SSL certificate for the domain itself.

 

I've never done much with osCommerce before so I'm still learning, and I was wondering how I would go about this? If I get an SSL certificate installed for the domain, what do I do in osCommerce to make the shop SSL enabled, if anything?

 

I guess really one wants just the admin area and order forms where the user enters personal info including the credit card details SSL enabled? That said, if the certificate is installed for the whole domain then is there any harm in having the entire site SSL enabled? I don't think people really want to have to type in https://thedomain.com to access the site, so I'm a bit lost now.

 

Any help much appreciated!

 

I've read about making a chance to configure.php and admin/configure.php. That's about all I know, if that indeed is even correct?

 

Many thanks in anticipation!

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Hi there,

 

I've been doing some amends to an existing store that is currently on a development server. It's on a normal http server at the moment, not on an SSL domain, but they are just about ready to put it live and they want it SSL enabled. I think they're prepared to buy a SSL certificate for the domain itself.

 

I've never done much with osCommerce before so I'm still learning, and I was wondering how I would go about this? If I get an SSL certificate installed for the domain,  what do I do in osCommerce to make the shop SSL enabled, if anything?

 

I guess really one wants just the admin area and order forms where the user enters personal info including the credit card details SSL enabled? That said, if the certificate is installed for the whole domain then is there any harm in having the entire site SSL enabled? I don't think people really want to have to type in https://thedomain.com to access the site, so I'm a bit lost now.

 

Any help much appreciated!

 

I've read about making a chance to configure.php and admin/configure.php. That's about all I know, if that indeed is even correct?

 

Many thanks in anticipation!

 

1) Buy the cert

2) get your host to instal the cert

3) Set SSL to true and change your configure.php files https server

4) done

 

The visitor does not have to worry about tyrping in the https - osc Takes care of all of that - if you look at the code the pages that use ssl encryption all have if else statements that determine if SSL has been enabled or not.

 

Charles

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1) Buy the cert

2) get your host to instal the cert

3) Set SSL to true and change your configure.php files https server

4) done

 

The visitor does not have to worry about tyrping in the https - osc Takes care of all of that - if you look at the code the pages that use ssl encryption all have if else statements that determine if SSL has been enabled or not.

 

Charles

 

Great Charles, thanks for your help, much appreciated!

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