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Question FF SSL Warning

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3 years 9 months ago #139 by Laurie
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Hi there!

In Firefox, on a website with a http:// protocol, if I type in https:// before the domain I get an error message from FF that doesn't look real good. Please see screenshot.

Is there any way to get rid of this warning short of getting an SSL certificate and going the https:// route?

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3 years 9 months ago - 3 years 9 months ago #140 by sozzled
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As far as I know (and I haven't used HTTPS on any of my Joomla websites for this very reason) if you enable SSL on a Joomla website it will only work if you have a valid site certificate.

Sometimes (and it's happened to me once, I think, in all the years I have been using Joomla), if you access a hosted site - one that doesn't have the SSL Joomla plugin enabled - using HTTP and you get this kind of certificate "warning", it might be a good idea to talk things over with the webhost provider. To be honest with you, I don't know why you might get a certificate warning on a domain (assuming the site has been setup using fairly standard Joomla conventions) if the site is setup to use the "insecure" HTTP protocol

As an aside, it's a shame that, perhaps, members of the Canberra JUG seem to be more focused on marketing (e.g. Google AdSense and related tools) or Joomla extensions and less about helping one another with discussion forums like this one whether or not those who seek help are new to the game or experienced old hands. In the absence of "local" help via JoomlaOz (note, the new site is still under development - two years in the making), the best help may lie outside Australia, perhaps? :dry: Meetup is not really a substitute for off-line help, is it?

If you want to use (i.e enter https:// in the address) HTTPS protocol on a Joomla website, you need to enable the SSL Joomla plugin and, in all probability, you'll need a valid site certificate. For instance, you cannot type and expect it to work.

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