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Posted - February 01 2002 :  20:33:49  Show Profile  Visit kevin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Using version 3.5, although will upgrade to ver 4 soon so question applies to both:

How can I change the links on shopadmin1.asp so that they go via https instead of http?


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Posted - February 05 2003 :  01:50:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That sounds like a great feature Required. How would I do this?
So what exactly does the SSL do? Does it prevent people from intercepting form submissions?


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Posted - February 05 2003 :  20:11:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I would be interested to know how you included the ssl encryption on shopadmin.asp


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Posted - February 17 2003 :  04:30:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

I would be interested to know how you included the ssl encryption on shopadmin.asp

You should rename your shopadmin.asp first. If you give it a really obscure filename, the chance of anyone finding it becomes a lot less likely than if you keep the default name for the file.

In order to use SSL, your site requires a certificate from a company like Thawte. Depending on your host, they may also be able to provide you with a self-signed certificate that you can use just for admin -- it offers the same level of encryption, and if you are only using the cert for admin, it is perfectly acceptable.

There is a snippet of asp code at this post -- http://www.vpasp.com/virtprog/vpaspforum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1040 -- that shows one way to "force" a secure request for a particular page.

Here is another way to use asp to do the same thing. I found this on an asp development site, but cannot remember where offhand:

Response.Buffer = True
If (Request.ServerVariables("HTTPS") = "off") Then
Response.redirect "https://www.yoursite.com/yourpage.asp"
End if

Hope this helps.


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