Shared SSL on Magento

Category: Magento

calixies
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2013-05-14 7:17 pm EST

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I am trying to setup SSL on my Magento site. I would like to use the inmotion shared SSL. I followed the instructions here (http://www.inmotionhosting.com/support/edu/magento/302-magento-regular-ssl-protocol), but they don't seem to work for a shared SSL.

How do I configure Magento to get it to work with a shared SSL?

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Arn
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17,354 Points
2013-05-14 8:04 pm EST
Hello Calixies,

The article that you mention: How to Get Magento to use both regular and secure connections, notes that you have purchased an SSL. It was not set for using the shared SSL.

The main problem with using a Shared SSL is that it is using a DIFFERENT URL than the one that was used to create your Magento store URLs. This means having to manipulate the base URL to use the shared SSL format. When I asked about this with a regular Magento user, they suggested against it. They mentioned that it could possibly break the store. You may want to look at purchasing a dedicated SSL. Pricing varies depending on you want to use the SSL certificate and on how much protection you're requiring. InMotion Hosting uses Comodo for its certificates, but you are not required to purchase them through us or our vendor. However, you might be surprised at the affordability of a decent SSL certificate.

We do apologize for the frustration with the SSL certificate issue. Our recommendation is that you definitely get one, especially if you're trying to secure sales on your Magento website.

If you have any further questions, please contact technical support available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.

Arnel C.
InMotion Hosting
Community Support Team

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I did manage to find a work-around with Magento to use Shared SSL, without breaking Magento or editing the core files. One just has to use admin to edit system > config > web > secure. See post by marcelrs, http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/4320/P45/
calixies
11 Points
2013-05-14 9:09 pm EST
Hello Calixies,

I'm glad to hear that you found a solution that works for you. Can you please confirm the version that you have loaded? I want to write an update to the documentation so that we can pass along the information to our other users. I saw a post of a user using 1.70.2 and he was having problems (from a few years ago, though). I noticed that your account has two versions of Magento (1.6.2 and 1.7.0.2) in it, so I just wanted to make sure I could see what version you were running. I am aware that Softaculous currently only load version 1.7.02. We do appreciate the information and your findings!

If you have any further questions, please contact technical support available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.

Arnel C.
InMotion Hosting
Community Support Team
Arn
17,354 Points
Staff
2013-05-14 9:49 pm EST
I currently have 1.7.0.2 loaded, and I do manual installs of Magento rather than use Softaculous. I hope the information can come in handy for someone else.
calixies
11 Points
2013-05-14 11:49 pm EST
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