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Posted - July 12 2004 :  13:52:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am able to invoke my ssl and gateway. When i am finshed with my order though i am still in ssl(my url starts with https). How do i exit out of ssl(return my url to the normal http) without having to hardcode all of my urls?

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Posted - July 18 2004 :  20:53:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have the same problem. Has anyone found a workaround for this?

I have xssl set to my secure server name so that SSL will be used for the shopcheckout.asp page. This works quite nicely. However, once the checkout process is done SSL continues to be enabled. Even if the customer clicks a side or top navigation button, or the "Return to the homepage" link at the bottom of shopthanks.asp, https remains turned on. How can this be prevented?

(I have also submitted the question to support. If I find a good answer, I'll share it here.)

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Posted - July 19 2004 :  14:29:53  Show Profile  Visit jonmadrid's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi Guys,

I have written up a script that I think will do what you need it to do. Here is how it works: It checks to see if a page is being called via SSL/HTTPS. If it is, it then checks to see if that is a page that "needs" to be, or is "ok" to be called in that way. If it's not, then the page will be redirected from HTTPS to HTTP. It's basically taking a list of page names that are "allowed" to access the pages via HTTPS and seeing if the page being viewed is in that list. If not, it takes care of the redirect work for you.

Here's the code:

'Direct traffic off of HTTPS onto HTTP on pages that don't require secured layer:
Dim strQueryString
Dim strSSLPageNames
Dim strCurrentPageName
Dim arrPageNames
Dim blnSSL

'First, check if we are calling a page via HTTPS to start with or not (If not, no need to do anything):
If Request.ServerVariables("SERVER_PORT_SECURE") = 0 Then

'Make a list of all pages we want to be SSL secured, separared by commas:
strSSLPageNames = "shopcheckout.asp,shopthanks.asp"

'Get the name of the page that is currently being viewed:
strCurrentPageName = Request.ServerVariables("SCRIPT_NAME")

'Create an array of all the page names from above:
arrPageNames = Split(strSSLPageNames,",")

'Loop through all the page names to see if we are on an SSL allowed page:
For i = 0 to uBound(arrPageNames)

If inStr(1,strCurrentPageName,arrPageNames(i),1) Then
'If we have a match, we can exit the loop since we know we are ok:
blnSSL = True
i = uBound(arrPageNames) 'Adjust count so it won't loop any more.
'If no matches, set boolean value to False.
blnSSL = False
End if


'Now, redirect to the appropriate page if needed:
If blnSSL = False then
Response.Redirect "http://www.YOURDOMAIN.com" & strCurrentPageName & GetQueryString
End If

End If

Function GetQueryString

'Check to see if we have a queryString to append:
If Request.QueryString <> "" Then
GetQueryString = "?" & Request.QueryString
GetQueryString = ""
End If

End Function

I'd recommend putting this up at the top of your shop$db.asp file so that it's called by every page in your shopping cart. All you need to edit are the following items:

- strSSLPageNames. This is a comma separated list of names that are "allowed" to be accessed via HTTPS. Do NOT include file paths.

- Response.Redirect towards the bottom. Change "www.YOURDOMAIN.com" to whatever your domain happens to be.

That's it. Copy, paste, change those two things, upload, and you're done.

I hope this helps. Let me know if its what you're looking for.

All the best,

Jon Madrid
Madrid Communications
Web Design, Development, and Hosting
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