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Re: How to redirect http to https and SSL certificates (links)

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We are finally on https using an SSL certificate in our server. I finally found a Bluehost rep who got it to work. He also put a redirect code in my htaccess file to automatically redirect all pages on this site from http to https. I checked and verified our SSL certificate using this online tool below.

https://www.whynopadlock.com/results/03 ... 12cce4635d
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Re: HA is now secure on https using SSL certificate!

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Anyway, if there are any issues with the https version of this site and forum, please let me know. Thanks.

It looks like I have to edit all the scripts on this site to point to external https sites too, in order for this site to be marked secure by Google Chrome.
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Re: HA is now secure on https using SSL certificate!

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Winston wrote:
May 1st, 2020, 8:01 am
Anyway, if there are any issues with the https version of this site and forum, please let me know. Thanks.
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Re: HA is now secure on https server using SSL certificate!

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For about five hours tonight I couldn't log on, until now. Is this the reason why?
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Re: HA is now secure on https server using SSL certificate!

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Neo wrote:
May 1st, 2020, 11:01 pm
For about five hours tonight I couldn't log on, until now. Is this the reason why?
Yes it was the reason why. But it's fixed now and all forum pages under http should now automatically redirect to https.

The thing is, I didn't know I had to put the redirect code in the htaccess file of the forum subfolder directory too, not just in the htaccess file of the main site root directory. The support team at phpbb were not clear about that. Some said you didn't need to do that. So I was confused and wanted to test both ways first and use deductive logic to try to figure it out.

Hopefully it works ok now. Let me know if there are any more problems or issues.
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Re: HA is now on a https / SSL secure server! Report any issues here.

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The reason I moved the site/forum to https is because of this:

Google Starts Giving A Ranking Boost To Secure HTTPS/SSL Sites
https://searchengineland.com/google-sta ... tes-199446
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Re: HA is now on a https / SSL secure server! Report any issues here.

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Does anyone know if these redirect codes that you put in your .htaccess file to redirect http to https are the same? What's the difference?

Code: Select all

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !=on
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301]

Code: Select all

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301]]
Why does one code have the word "off" in it and the other has "!=on"? Are they both the same? Does it matter?

@fschmidt and @polya and @Traveler, what do you think?
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Re: HA is now on a https / SSL secure server! Report any issues here.

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Update:

Whew. Finally. The forum should be completely secure now. Notice the padlock icon in your web browser here. I've fixed all mixed content issues. See the report below which shows that the forum is now completely secure and passes all the check marks.

https://www.whynopadlock.com/results/b9 ... c12a6a2ca5
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Re: HA is now on a secure https / SSL server! Report any issues here.

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I did not notice any problem so far. It seems the forum is working, all OK.
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