It's been a while, but it might help others : you need to put
server.https = off
in your dhis.conf file.
As I am only testing DHIS, I did not look for a real way to make it work whith
server.https = on
I know it's not exactly what you want, but I think your GoDaddy technician is onto the best, easiest solution. What I'd do is put all your secure files into a separate directory and link to that directory from your unsecured index.php file. You can include a note telling your users what username to use if you only want them to have to remember a password. ...