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Last post Jun 01, 2021 01:03 AM by samwu

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  • Adding SSL to an existing web site

    May 31, 2021 09:55 AM|iLens|LINK

    I have a complex website that has evolved over many years, I now need to add SSL.

    I understand how to obtain a certificate, add it and enable SSL support, but I don't understand how SSL works and the implications for my site.

    I need help to answer these questions...

    Do I need to move the app from httpdocs to httpsdocs. If so,

    Do I need to change the DNS settings

    Do I need to change the app pool settings

    How can I redirect from http:

    Will FTP still work

    using System.Net.FtpWebRequest

    using System.Net.Webclient

    using Filezilla

    Will my Web Services still work

    From other computers

    From javascript in client pages

    From other aspx pages on the server

    Will the Post/Get interface to PayPal IPN (instant payment notification) still work

    The site is in use 24/365 so I'm terrified of making changes that cause a long outage. Any advice would be most welcome.

    (Windows server 2008, IIS and ASPX)

  • Re: Adding SSL to an existing web site

    Jun 01, 2021 01:03 AM|samwu|LINK

    Hi iLens,

    iLens

    Do I need to move the app from httpdocs to httpsdocs. If so,

    Do I need to change the DNS settings

    Do I need to change the app pool settings

    How can I redirect from http:

    Will FTP still work

    using System.Net.FtpWebRequest

    using System.Net.Webclient

    using Filezilla

    Will my Web Services still work

    From other computers

    From javascript in client pages

    From other aspx pages on the server

    Will the Post/Get interface to PayPal IPN (instant payment notification) still work

    Not necessary, httpdocs directory is working for http and https requests.

    Best regards,

    Sam

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