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I got SSL hooked up on my site, mostly, but have a few hiccups. The main one being I can no longer log into my admin page! My phone has been saying ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS  since I started with SSL but it would load fine on my laptop but just now I'm getting the same error on my laptop as well and haven't changed anything since it was working fine 10 minutes ago. I tried with firefox and chrome, cleared cookies and still nothing. I'd love for it to work on my phone but not sure what settings I need to change, as I had scoured around the forum to change the config until I found one that would load it without everything being broken. I'm using 2.3.4BS

Nothing is showing up in the error_log, this is the /admin/includes/config

  define('HTTP_SERVER', 'https://website.com');
  define('HTTPS_SERVER', 'https://website.com');
  define('ENABLE_SSL', true);
  define('HTTP_COOKIE_DOMAIN', 'https://website.com');
  define('HTTPS_COOKIE_DOMAIN', 'https://website.com');
  define('HTTP_COOKIE_PATH', '/admin');
  define('HTTPS_COOKIE_PATH', '/admin');
  define('HTTP_CATALOG_SERVER', 'https://website.com');
  define('HTTPS_CATALOG_SERVER', 'https://website.com');
  define('ENABLE_SSL_CATALOG', 'true');
  define('DIR_FS_DOCUMENT_ROOT', '/home/username/domains/website.com/public_htm/');
  define('DIR_WS_ADMIN', '/admin/');
  define('DIR_WS_HTTPS_ADMIN', '/admin/');
  define('DIR_FS_ADMIN', '/home/username/domains/website.com/public_html/admin/');
  define('DIR_WS_CATALOG', '/');
  define('DIR_WS_HTTPS_CATALOG', '/');
  define('DIR_FS_CATALOG', '/home/username/domains/website.com/public_html/');
  define('DIR_WS_IMAGES', 'images/');
  define('DIR_WS_ICONS', DIR_WS_IMAGES . 'icons/');
  define('DIR_WS_CATALOG_IMAGES', DIR_WS_CATALOG . 'images/');
  define('DIR_WS_INCLUDES', 'includes/');
  define('DIR_WS_BOXES', DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'boxes/');
  define('DIR_WS_FUNCTIONS', DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'functions/');
  define('DIR_WS_CLASSES', DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'classes/');
  define('DIR_WS_MODULES', DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'modules/');
  define('DIR_WS_LANGUAGES', DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'languages/');
  define('DIR_WS_CATALOG_LANGUAGES', DIR_WS_CATALOG . 'includes/languages/');
  define('DIR_FS_CATALOG_LANGUAGES', DIR_FS_CATALOG . 'includes/languages/');
  define('DIR_FS_CATALOG_IMAGES', DIR_FS_CATALOG . 'images/');
  define('DIR_FS_CATALOG_MODULES', DIR_FS_CATALOG . 'includes/modules/');
  define('DIR_FS_BACKUP', DIR_FS_ADMIN . 'backups/');
  define('DIR_FS_DOWNLOAD', DIR_FS_CATALOG . 'download/');

  define('DB_SERVER', 'localhost');
  define('DB_SERVER_USERNAME', 'username');
  define('DB_SERVER_PASSWORD', 'password');
  define('DB_DATABASE', 'database');
  define('USE_PCONNECT', 'false');
  define('STORE_SESSIONS', 'mysql');
  define('CFG_TIME_ZONE', 'America/Chicago');

I wasn't sure if it was an .htaccess issue so turned it off but no change

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At least 3 errors there.

define('HTTP_COOKIE_DOMAIN', 'https://website.com');
define('HTTPS_COOKIE_DOMAIN', 'https://website.com');


define('HTTP_COOKIE_DOMAIN', '.website.com');
define('HTTPS_COOKIE_DOMAIN', '.website.com');

define('DIR_FS_DOCUMENT_ROOT', '/home/username/domains/website.com/public_htm/');


define('DIR_FS_DOCUMENT_ROOT', '/home/username/domains/website.com/public_html/');

Correcting those will get you a little further.

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  • 7 months later...

In my case, the many redirects problem was due to a wrong cookie path set in configure.php. The correct one should be:


  const COOKIE_OPTIONS = [
    'lifetime' => 0,
    'domain' => 'yourdomain.com',
    'path' => '/admin/',               // path must have a trailing slash, somehow it was missing during installation
    'samesite' => 'Lax',


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