steps to take after installing ssl certificate in joomla 2.5

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steps to take after installing ssl certificate in joomla 2.5

Postby rw1 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:50 am

hello,

i have just installed ssl certificate on a site running joomla 2.5.1.

can anyone please tell me what steps need to be taken now within joomla?

thank you!

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Re: steps to take after installing ssl certificate in joomla

Postby leolam » Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:15 am

Does the entire site need SSL or only parts?

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Re: steps to take after installing ssl certificate in joomla

Postby rw1 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:23 am

thank you for your reply.

i think i am going to go with 'entire site' if there are no significant drawbacks to this.

i have set global config > server > server settings >force ssl > entire site and now going to www.mysite.com redirects to https://www.mysite.com which is great.

just getting a 'other resources are not secure' message in chrome which i think is mainly relating to template elements.

in firebug, clicking on the 'net' tab and hovering over the rows there are a number of template elements that are using http:// instead of https:// .

not sure if these can be automatically converted to https:// or all have to be manually changed.

any advice would be appreciated.

thanks!

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Re: steps to take after installing ssl certificate in joomla

Postby rw1 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:01 am

was able to fix insecure items (as revealed in firebug) with one setting in the template ie just defining the sites template as https://www.mysite.com , as opposed to http://www.mysite.com . The link to http://fonts.googleapis.com was also hardcoded into the website, so i changed that to https:// . still getting a 'other resources are not secure' message in chrome, but i cannot see any http:// references in firebug or the source of the page (only http:// links in comments regarding software developers etc - do these need to be changed/removed?)

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Re: steps to take after installing ssl certificate in joomla

Postby rw1 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:07 am

gosh, had to open page in new tab to clear cache!

see:

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3920 ... warn-about


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