Custom SSL (bought from geo trust) - when will it take effect


#1

Hi, I’ve implemented a custom certificate in my site, but it doesn’t seem to be working, I’ve waited a few hours (12) and still nothing?. Is there something I have to do in orded to activate?..

When creating the Secure hosting I got

The secure certificate for ******.com has been reconfigured!

Within a few minutes the changes will be pushed out to the server.

Thanks,
The Happy DreamHost Certificate Modifying Robot!

But that doesn’t mean I configured it correctly. :confused:

Thanks


#2

One possible problem is that even tho you have secure hosting set up, you are just typing the url in the browser window which causes the http:// protocol (non-secure) to default. You can find out if this is your problem by entering “https://yourdomain.com” (note I mean type the https:// manually ahead of your URL) and see if your site is being correctly served on the secure port.

If that’s the case, you can add something like this

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} !^443$
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://YOURDOMAINNAMEHERE.com/$1 [R=permanent]

to your .htaccess at the root level of the domain to force anyone landing at http over to https. FYI–there is more than one way to do this, google for more ideas if you need an alternate method… what the code above says that if the port number is NOT 443 (secure) then redirect to the secure site, therefor anyone that starts at http (port 80) will get redirected to the secure version of the site.