Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a cryptographic protocol that provides communications security over the Internet.

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Old domain, new site on Shopify - no more SSL, but SSL URL is stuck in visitors history

I have built a new Shopify site for a client, and since I cut over DNS, I learned that there was a forwarding redirect set up for the old site to drive traffic from HTTP to HTTPS. Now that we've ...
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Get SSL private key from certicate request text

I created my certificate request using the IIS wizard and then requested and received my SSL certificate from Symantec. To add the certificate to our load balancer I require the private key. ...
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Undo a change to HTTPS

I recently moved my site from http://www.example.com to https://www.example.com Now, due to an issue with the SSL certificate authority I have had to pull it down and reverse it back to http:// Now ...
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Search traffic droped with HTTPS implementation

We have launched https version of site at 6 oct. After few days (8 oct.) google dropped 40% of normal search traffic, and more 20% within next 2 days. SSL sertificate was bought from GoDaddy, and ...
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What browsers support SNI?

Because of the way web servers and SSL work, previously a dedicated IP address was required for running an SSL certificate on a domain. But with a new technique (SNI, abbreviation for Server Name ...
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Insecure content warning on ssl page with unsubmitted http form

On the secure https section of a website, I just found out that I had an insecure content warning that was killing the "lock" functionality and hurting conversions (because users didn't have the green ...
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How to make my website resolve to https [closed]

As of right now if I type: example.com I'll get http://example.com. I have all the pages set to use HTTPS and after clicking on any link it will start using HTTPS. Is there something I need to change? ...
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HTTPS Links of my Blog are Broken In my Guest Posts?

I recently Upgraded my Site to HTTPS AND used 301 Redirect. Everything is working fine with WordPress HTTPS SSL plugin, but when I put HTTPS link to my Guest Posts on other Blogs, it shows Broken ...
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HTTPS Causes Broken Back Links?

If I change my URL to force https does this effect all of my backlinks to be broken and to be lost one by one? And if so if I change it back will it will this restore the back links on the site? Any ...
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Facebook likes reset after moving to HTTPS

I've got a question regarding the Facebook like button. We worked on a piece recently that embeds a number of social share buttons (please see the source code below). When the piece was released, it ...
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Can a HTML form submit to a secure SSL location that keeps the user on the HTTPS site?

I've enabled SSL for my apache server so when I attempt to go to https://mysite/private/index.html, my browser displays a generic dialog asking me to provide my username and password to log in. How ...
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Wild card redirection for HTTPS and Non-www version

i want to enable SSL for my main website and sub-domain websites. for SEO reasons i need to redirect HTTP requests to HTTPS requests and i think i should do that using wild card redirect in htaccess ...
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Does linking to HTTPS or HTTP make a difference for link popularity?

I am considering making my site HTTPS but I was wondering does Google treat a link to HTTP exactly the same as SSL HTTPS site, and will my site rank the same with HTTPS. I guess it makes no ...
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Configuring SSL on tomcat 7 and the files and format required

There exists lot of information on the web and on stackoverflow regarding configuring SSL on Tomcat but it's still confusing and things have not worked for me. I have received two files from the ...
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How to redirect a subdomain to the main domain so I can use an SSL certificate?

I have an apache server hosting with one IP address hosting a www and a 'sub' domain using <virtualhost>. That worked fine until I needed an EV certificate which works on only 1 domain. It ...
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Serving WordPress menu links in only HTTPS or HTTP depending on how it's accessed

I have a WordPress site which uses WordPress HTTPS to enable SSL when users access it via that protocol. However, currently the menu links point back to the HTTP version. I want users to be linked ...
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Where to place web.xml outside WAR file for secure redirect?

I am running Tomcat 7 and am deploying a bunch of applications delivered to me by a third party as WAR files. I'd like to force some of those apps to always use SSL. (All the "SSL" apps are in one ...
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How do I transition to SSL without affecting PageRank?

Here at Stack Exchange we're working on moving all traffic to SSL. The reason we're not doing logged-in-users only is that one side of the login divide would suffer a redirect from Google every time. ...
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How can I make a browser trust my SSL certificate when I request resources from an external server?

I have installed an SSL certificate on one of my domains and it works perfectly, but on some pages I include a Google Font, which causes my certificate icon to change in: instead of: The reason, ...
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www does not redirect properly after move to https

I recently moved my site (hosted on OpenShift) from HTTP to HTTPS. The domain name is registered at GoDaddy, but I use the DNS of Cloudflare. I had implemented a Cloudflare page rule to forward www to ...
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New Google SEO benefit with SSL - with only a few sections in SSL, or always on?

Google just announced that SSL will affect site ranking positively: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.se/2014/08/https-as-ranking-signal.html I have an Easter Island tourist agency called Easter ...
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Is it better for SEO to have my whole site use the HTTPS protocol? [duplicate]

I have an SSL certificate on my domain and currently use it for only a couple pages, from an SEO standpoint, should I make my whole site use SSL or just leave it on the few pages that need it?
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How Do Google RDF Bots React to Multistore, Possibly With Shared Products/Reviews?

We enabled RDF everywhere on a corporate multistore setup using a popular ecom platform aprx 1 month ago. All is well, RDF tests check out, we auth'd each domain->location->publisher, ...
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Does Googlebot support TLS v1.2? If not, what will my TLS v1.2-only site look like to it?

I currently redirect all non-HTTPS connections to HTTPS, and support TLS v1, TLS v1.1, and TLS v1.2. I reconfigured my testing server to accept only a very limited and secure cipher suite and TLSv1.2 ...
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Will Bing bot index pages with invalid SSL certificates?

Bingbot and Yahoo Slurp do not support SNI (Server Name Indication) when using SSL. Ignoring other workarounds (multi domain certificates, non-SSL content etc.). Will Bingbot index pages that have an ...
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How do I filter HTTPS URLs in Google Analytics?

Most pages on our website use http:// - but some pages use https:// I want to filter out of Google Analytics anything starting with https:// as it's not relevant to our analytics, is there a way to ...
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Moving from http to https - Google webmaster tools | Bing webmaster tools

I'm moving from HTTP to HTTPS for my entire site. The site is currently added to Google Webmaster Tools as www.example.com and all the pages are indexed without using SSL. How do I go about moving to ...
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Use SSL with HTTP

Just wondering, is there a way to use SSL without HTTPS and run it on HTTP? I don't want to know this to end up using this in production, but I'm just wondering to improve my knowledge of the ...
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Cache HTTPS + SSL

A lot of resources claim that websites with HTTPS + SSL will not be cached. Is this true? If so, why? If so, can this be prevented? I heard that this depends on the browser, but that the most ...
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How to install/update/upgrade SSL certificate in Tomcat?

I am about to install/update/upgrade a SSL certificate in one of the servers which has the following configuration Sever information: Sever version: Apache Tomcat/6.0.35 OS version: Linux ...
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How do I disable SSL on a GoDaddy hosted site?

I've got a GoDaddy hosted site which currently has a long expired SSL certificate on it. The site is a simple static site with no data. However, since it's an outward facing site it falls under ...
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cPanel SSL installation

I've tried transferring SSL issued by GoDaddy to Linux based server. The website was originally hosted in Windows. After the installation is completed, I got a message like this in cPanel: ...
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Secure and non-secure Schema.org Markup?

Is it possible to have schema.org itemtypes for both secure and insecure ports? I run a static-ish site made in Jekyll, and am implementing Schema.org on the individual pages. As a result, I'm ...
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HTTP over HTTPS speed

I did some a lot of reading around HTTP and HTTPS and suggested that my client implement HTTPS only. Site is on Alpha testing and URL is IP restricted, but on load testing we see that HTTPS takes ...
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Domain, SSL Certificate and Webhost in from different providing companies

I am planning to migrate from godaddy to another webhosting company but not including my domain registrations. I have two domain names and I am planning to get one free domain name from the webhosting ...
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Google Webmaster Tools no longer reports search queries now site has gone full HTTPS

After the recent announcement by Google that was speculated for a while in the SEO community, that sites that load over https (ssl) will be weighted slightly higher in the search algorithms, I quickly ...
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Does SSL really matter for most websites?

I've been pretty paranoid about learning to "do security right" for this site I'm building (first non-trivial site I've made), and I've noticed something that bothers me: SSL. I've read plenty of ...
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Apache HTTPS ProxyPass certificate location

I'm trying to set up an Apache server that uses ProxyPass to pass HTTPS requests on to another server. Let's call the proxy server ALPHA and the target server BETA. ALPHA does not run HTTPS, but ...
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Rewrite URL with masking from HTTP to HTTPS site (on a different server) are certs needed on first server?

I have a *:80 virtual host in Apache 2.2.15 which is just a bunch of URL rewrites like: ServerAlias foo.bar biz.baz tit.tat RewriteRule / http://somesite.com (R=301,L) ServerAlias differentsite.com ...
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Apache Rewrite Rule non-www to www + http to https + remove trailing slash

I would like to accomplish the following: rewrite non-www to www redirect from http to https remove trailing slash e.g. http://example.co.uk should redirect to https://www.example.co.uk How ...
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Does Googlebot (and/or search engines) index a forwarded page? [duplicate]

Let's say I have example.com domain, and I force the user to use the HTTPS over HTTP. The question is as browsers just accept and load the forwarded/new page (when the request for http://example.com ...
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How can I pass referrer header from my https domain to http domains?

My website is 100% https. I have links to other http domains. The referrer header is not set when linking from a https page to a http page. From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_referrer If a ...
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Identify “non-secure” content IE warns about [closed]

As many know, if you serve a page over https and the content loads resources (images, stylesheets, js, SWF objects, etc) over http, older versions of Internet Explorer will show the user a warning ...
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Google is re-indexing pages after redirecting URLs from HTTP to HTTPS incorrectly

I upgraded my site so that all pages have gone from using HTTP to HTTPS. I didn't consider that Google treats HTTPS pages differently than HTTP. I recreated my sitemap to so that all links now ...
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Lost website rankings as a result of using a 302 redirect instead of a 301

I have an online store and during the last 2 days I noticed a big change in its SERPS for some keywords. The site is indexed in local Google for 5 keywords, and the online store is based on Magento ...
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Switching to HTTPS - redirect question

Following the recent Google announcements about improved ranking for sites running on https we have a number of clients asking about this. Is it safe to just 301 redirect all pages to their SSL ...
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HTTP to only HTTPS Google wmtools [duplicate]

I recently changed one of my sites to HTTPS only and redirecting traffic to HTTPS from HTTP. This is all working fine however Google webmaster tools is complaining that it cannot access the http ...
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Are there any disadvantages to Cloudflare’s “Flexible SSL”?

Cloudflare let you serve your site over SSL without having to purchase and install a security certificate, a product they call “Flexible SSL”. (They act as a proxy and serve your site over SSL from ...
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Will previous 301 redirect still be cached if site switches to using SSL?

For reasons only my past self knows I put a 301 redirect in place to force all traffic to example.org from www.example.org. Put simply it dropped the www. subdomain. Now I would like to change it so ...
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HTTP and HTTPS impacts on SEO

I have a website http://www.domain_1.com/ hosted in a shared webserver. I have used SSL for another website https://www.domain_2.com/ on the same server. Due to some technical limitations (single ...