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SSL Certificate?

3 years 5 months ago #123476 by rickpaul
SSL Certificate? was created by rickpaul
I have a WordPress client who wants to do PayPal transactions through Gravity Forms. Even though they are passing name and address only to PayPal, I want to insist they have an SSL certificate.

Would you agree/disagree with this mandate?

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3 years 5 months ago #123484 by Valentin
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Hi Rick,

The recommendation is to use SSL if the site process username and passwords, however any site that do transactions should consider getting a certificate.

The purpose is always the same: protect user's information.

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Valentín

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3 years 5 months ago - 3 years 5 months ago #123611 by rickpaul
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After obtaining an SSL certificate, what happens for those folks who use http:// instead of https://? Are they re-directed by default?

Thanks!

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3 years 5 months ago #123622 by Valentin
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Hi Rick,

Check if your site automatically redirects, if not, add this code into your .htaccess:
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
# First rewrite to HTTPS:
# Don't put www. here. If it is already there it will be included, if not
# the subsequent rule will catch it.
RewriteRule .* https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301]
# Now, rewrite any request to the wrong domain to use www.
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\.
RewriteRule .* https://www.%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301]

Clear cache if any, and test again

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