Questions tagged [https]

HTTPS is the secure version of the hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP). It usually uses port 443 and is powered by the TLS (formerly SSL) cryptographic protocol.

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If redirects for variations are in place, can I safely consolidate down to one Google Search Console property?

I am redirecting using .htaccess to always use www, always use HTTPS. At this point, can I remove the duplicate Google Search Console properties (non-www and http)?
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Reason to have HTTPS for non-www?

Is it necessary to have a site answer on HTTPS non-www? Do visitors go there? Background on why I am asking: I have a client which have bought a new multi-domain certificate for their website. It ...
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IIS 10 giving internal error when attempting to redirect to HTTPS

I've looked at innumerable resources on how to set up a HTTP to HTTPS Redirect, but still it doesn't seem to work. Using IIS10 and the URL Rewrite module, here are my steps: I've generated a Self-...
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Nginx fails to start HTTP/2 server due to error: unknown log format

In our hosting server from the Plesk cpanel, Nginx is configured to work as a reverse proxy engine. As I need to enable HTTP/2 that can speed up the loading time of Plesk and hosted websites. ...
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Does an SSL certificate targeted at users in China need to be generated by a Certificate Authority in China by law?

The company I work for is hosting a web page secured with login and password and working through SSL with a certificate generated in USA. This is already on production. They want to expand the ...
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Rate limit encountered when setting up Free SSL Certificates from LetsEncrypt.org in Plesk

When I tried to add SSL to the hosting domain directly from letsencryt.org from the pre-built Plesk hosting cpanel I got the error as SSL/TLS Certificates Error: Could not issue a Let's Encrypt ...
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nginx: 301 redirect to non-www, SSL urls on default_server(s)

My goal is to have nginx primarily return a check for all requested URLs that start with http:// and/or contain //www., and 301 redirect them to the URL where //www. is replaced by // and http:// ...
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Site works ok on HTTP, not on HTTPS

I have the following on sites-enabled: 000-default.conf default-ssl.conf 000-default.conf has: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName www.optonet.inter.edu ServerAdmin webmaster@opto.inter.edu ...
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Can the simple 301 redirect plugin for WordPress cause a redirect Loop when trying to redirect to the same path, but on HTTPS?

I want to redirect http://example.com/folder1/page1/ to https://example.com/folder1/page1/. In simple 301 redirect plugin in the request part I should write: /folder1/page1/. In the destination I may ...
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Pinging Domain doesn't give A Record IP

Should pinging a domain give you the IP the same as the A Record? Are there conditions where it shouldn't? A client's website isn't pointing to the A record IP, it's point to a Cloudflare DNS server. ...
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Search traffic significant drop since HTTPS migration [duplicate]

My website has seen a dramatic drop in search engine traffic (over 50%) since swapping to https 2 months ago. I have .htaccess rules for 301 redirects and since it is a Wordpress site, I also have a ...
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HTTPS + IP not redirecting to configured Domain Name and gives “Your connection is not private” [Nginx/Ubuntu]

I am using NGINX for 301 redirects on Ubuntu and reverse proxy for my Web Application and aim is to redirect traffic to non-www url such as https://mywebapplication.example. So with my current ...
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Heroku and 123 Reg showing IIS page only on naked domain

I've got a site set up with SSL that works as expected when manually typing in 'https://example.com' or 'http://example.com'. However, when I navigate to just 'example.com' I get an IIS hosting page. ...
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How to migrate from HTTP and HTTPS old sub domain to HTTPS root new domain in htaccess with least SEO risks?

Looking for the best site migration strategy for SEO, which consider these specific combinations of elements and challenges: *note: site is in Wordpress. Htaccess redirect code to go from sub ...
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Redirecting www and non www to HTTPS on blogger

I have a blog on Blogger and have activated HTTPS. This link works: https://www.example.com But this does not: https://example.com/ Is there a solution to this problem?
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SSL Verification files can't be read

I have created an Asp.Net Razor site in Visual Studio 2017. Anyway I was given a series of steps by Winhost for getting free SSL certificate. I followed those steps using SSL for Free. I've used ...
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Assessing TLS capabilities by examining user agent strings from log files

I have a long list of browser user agent strings pulled from website access logs which I would like to analyze to determine the TLS capabilities of our site's visitors in order to get a ballpark ...
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Wordpress htaccess redirect from http to https

Currently I use this rule on my WordPress .htaccess file to redirect HTTP to HTTPS: <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{...
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Combining password protection and redirects in .htaccess file

I'm a designer who developed a simple site with HTML and CSS. I'm completely new to .htaccess so it's not surprising I'm struggling to get the file to work as I want. Problem 1: I want to password ...
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Do I need a certificate to redirect via CNAME?

I have abc.example.com that is being shut down and all data was sent via SSL. I have xyz.example.com already live and pure SSL site. I am changing record (CNAME) for abc.example.com to point to xyz....
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Will updating the default URL in the Google Analytics property settings from HTTP to HTTPS hurt the previous data?

My client formerly changed the SSL of his website (around 3 years ago). But since then he hasn't implemented the changes in GA account and the URL shown in the account is still HTTP version. If I ...
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How do I understand why https is broken on a site? [closed]

So, I'm visiting a random site, and Chrome reports it as "not secure," even though it's using https with a valid certificate. Just as a matter of self-education, I want to understand what they're ...
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How to transfer an SSL certificate from one cPanel account to another? Do I need to transfer it? I have WHM with the new account

I've moved a site to a new hosting account, and need to get SSL working again. On the old hosting account, as I understand it, the hosting provider just issued free Let's Encrypt certificates and ...
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Redirection and HTTPS [duplicate]

Hoping it's a stupid and basic question, but can't find the answer in Google, nor in search here. Website setup: http://www.example.com http://sub.example.com Then introduced SSL, so now it's: ...
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How would you write an http to https redirect rule for web.config on IIS8 that would go directly to preferred domain with www.?

I have a site that we just setup with SSL and have a redirect rule set up in web.config. We also use the www. as the preferred domain. The problem I have is I want to skip the middle step in the ...
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421 Misdirected Request on Shared Host

I am on a shared host (Apache) and am receiving little help resolving this issue. I have a main domain https://www.waldorfteacherresources.com and I have set up two cookieless domains: static....
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SSL certificate working fine for normal website but get certificate error when proxying requests through Apache to another application

I have just installed an SSL certificate on my webserver which is working fine for multiple subdomains without any issue. I then have a particular subdomain which receives a request through Apache ...
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SAN SSL certificate vs Single Site SSL and SEO

Does having an SSL certificate issued for each subdomain rank the same as having one SAN SSL certificate grouping all of them? Example: First scenario: example.com -> has it's own SSL certificate ...
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Auto check that HTTPS certificate has renewed successfully

Ive got a lets encrypt HTTPS certificate installed for a site that auto renews. My concern is that it may fail the auto renew and visitors may be greeted with an expired certificate warning. Whats ...
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Massive drop in Google impressions for last two months after cookie script was added for GDPR

I was checking Google Search Console and noticed that there is massive drop in Google impressions since July, not sure what could be the reason. I remember that I integrated a cookiebot.com script ...
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I cannot do https redirection on my website on .htaccess

Am having a local classified website. I bought SSL for the domain but cannot put https redirect on htaccess since my developer wrote somerule on htaccess to get url for SEO. Can some help for the same....
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What type of SSL does a FTP sub domain, WWW or NON-WWW require?

We have a few web servers and an FTP server that sits behind our public IP that is used for a few applications. We need to get an SSL Certificate that I can install on each of the servers to pass PCI ...
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After moving to HTTPS google has only indexed 2 pages ?

Ive recently upgrade a site to HTTPS, as part of this process i added the HTTPS (www. and non www.) versions to google webmaster tools, submitted a fetch as google bot request and then requested re-...
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.htaccess using HTTP_HOST has one extra extraneous redirect when forcing HTTPS

When I use these lines in my .htaccess file, everything works well: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !=on RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://example.com%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301] Then I tried to make it ...
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How to change challenge from tls-sni-01 to webroot for existing letsencrypt certificate?

I'm trying to renew my certificate that is due to expire. I used the apache plugin for certbot like this: sudo certbot --apache -d support.example.com. However, when I try to renew it now it uses tls-...
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Google Consider HTTPs over HTTP - How to redirect https to http without losing traffic

I have not installed SSL nor enable on my website, however the hosting companies did it. Now Google started crawling https pages over http. I have uninstall the ssl form Hosting Cpanel today. ...
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IIS website only allowing https connection, no http

We are running two websites on IIS (site1.site.example and site2.site.example). Both sites have the same bindings but with different host names (as above), on IP address * and for ports 80 and 443 (...
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HTTPS site to HTTPS site refferal info in Google Analytics

We are moving a site from HTTP to HTTPS. Apart from security one of the reasons we are doing it is so that we can get referrer info in google analytics. 1-2 years ago when many fewer sites where ...
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Non-www to www redirect not working in Firefox; Works in Chrome with nginx server

I've configured my website to have https with www scheme. I opted to redirect all the traffic from non-www to www, at the time of setting up LetsEncrypt SSL certificate and it works absolutely fine on ...
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Installing a free world-compatible SSL certificate in WHM/Cpanel

It's been a while but here I am again. I just found out today that users of chrome 69 or later will see a big "insecure" message for webpages beginning with http:// such as mine and even Bing's ...
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How to set up a reverse proxy on an SSL subdirectory from another server?

Setup is as follows: Our agency's client's domain is https://www.example.com (with SSL certificate from Amazon) They have NGINX severs, and manage their own hosting They want us to build a few simple ...
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HTTPS redirect, exclude script parameters from URL

My goals: 1. http://example.com/page/index.php -> https://example.com/page/ 2. http://example.com/page/ -> https://example.com/page/ 3. http://www.example.com/page/ -> https://example.com/...
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Are these 3 redirect rules equal?

I would like to redirect the non-https and non-www versions my domain to the https and www version of it. I'm a bit confused by the options. Are these redirect rules equal for my purpose? # REDIRECT ...
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“DNS CAA No” from ssllabs.com; Cause of Android Error?

After five months of no problems nor errors with my Comodo certificate on a personal website suddenly, as of two or three days ago, I'm getting a meddlesome, "Certificate isn't from a trusted ...
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How is it best to redirect http to https in cPanel?

I am setting up a new site on a domain that has an SSL certificate. The DNS is all configured correctly and I can access the site on either http://example.com or https://example.com URLs. Currently, ...
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How to force ssl and www for a subdomain as an independent domain?

I have own the example.tld . I want to force SSL and https for root-domain and all of its subdomains. I have used below code in .htaccess file of root-domain: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTPS} ...
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Social sharing count (Specially Facebook and Twitter) when moving to HTTPS

How can I get back the social sharing count (Specially Facebook and Twitter) when moving to HTTPS? Note : WordPress Site (I don't think platform does not related to this question. But if it is ...
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Is there any extra step we need to do when changing web hosting company with HTTPS site?

I have bought domains from A company. My all sites were in shared hosting account on Company B. I have moved my all sites to shared hosting account on Company C from B. I know the all the steps. ...
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HTTPS - HTTP communication on the same server

There is a server. On the server is apache. Apache has certificates. On the apache is a website - client, thanks to certificates the client is accessible by https://example.com/~path. The client is ...
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Do we NEED separate HTTP and HTTPS sitemaps for corresponding GSC properties?

We are in the midst of migrating from HTTP to HTTPS. According to Google Support, we need to have separate properties in GSC for each protocol. I also read that Google recommends that each property ...