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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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 ...
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Is an .htaccess edit necessary when enabling Cloudflare SSL?

I have recently changed 3-4 of my sites to Cloudflare SSL. After that, I went to General Settings on WordPress and changed URLs from HTTP to HTTPS. And it redirects from HTTP to HTTPS without any ...
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what is the proper file permissions needed for certificate files

I am curious about what should be the file permission of the ssl certificate files. Because you really don't want anyone physically copying the server key, so why does the hosts make it readable to ...
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Facebook debugger is caching different IP addresses for same domain

I have problem with Facebook debugger, I tried to scrape domains few times, and I got strange results. Facebook debugger is caching different IP addresses for the same domain. I saw a few different ...
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HTTP to HTTPS redirect for a specific domain through web.config

I'm trying to do a HTTP to HTTPS redirect on a GoDaddy web hosting platform. I have the Windows hosting platform and I'm editing the web.config file. There are multiple domains under this hosting ...
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What's the best time to install SSL certificate on a WordPress blog?

I have created a new WordPress blog and just added a post on it. I want to install SSL certificate on this blog. What's the best practice to install SSL certificate? Is it before WordPress ...
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Is a PHP POST using cURL from HTTPS site to HTTP endpoint encrypted securely?

I have a website residing on a domain with a valid SSL certificate that is fully using HTTPS. If I take form data from this site that is secured with an SSL and send it to a non-secure HTTP endpoint ...
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How do I set my preferred domain in Google search console to use www and https?

I have seen a similar question here: Can't add preferred version to Google Webmasters / Search Console I have added the other properties for my website fo Google Search: When I follow the ...
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CloudFront very slow TTFB after enabling HTTP/2

My site was running on HTTP/1.1 with CloudFront at front, Webpagetest reports the load time usually at 2 seconds. Yesterday I enabled HTTP/2 (and SSL) on CloudFront, hoping to see an improvement. The ...
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double authentication for https password protected password

I am hosting a customer's OpenCart store on my own domain hosting. I have add-on domain in my CPanel for customer's domain and created sub domain for it to ease access. Other than the double ...
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Force non-www https mode for a dirctory and its sub-folders

My root website (example.com) and its folder (example.com/folder) have two different CMS (Opencart for example.com and WordPress for example.com/folder). I use this code in example.com to force non-...
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HSTS implementation when using www.TLD

Been looking at implementing HSTS in to one of our sites, hoping to validate it on the preload list. But I can't get my head around how it works with the www. Subdomain. Our site forces secure www....
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Hold my hand through my htaccess http to https redirects

I've been researching the best way to handle my htaccess file in order to switch from http requests to https and I've seen everything from basing requests off server ports, using server name requests ...
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Should I submit my website sitemap to Google/Bing using HTTPS Urls?

I have a website without a google webmaster account connected to it. I want to install an SSL certificate on it. After doing that, What is the best practice in order to submit the site to google? ...
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After HTTPS migration can we leave the old sitemap as it is and upload the new sitemap with HTTPS URLs?

We are migrating from HTTP to HTTPS. We left our old sitemap as it is and uploaded the new sitemap with HTTPS pages with new name. I read it at Google’s Search Console Help: Move a site with URL ...
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General questions on operation of SSL secured sites [closed]

I am trying to get some understanding on differences between unsecured (http:// accessed) and SSL secured (https://) websites on Apache servers. So I am not trying to solve a specific problem right ...

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