[thelist] security certificate

Anthony Baratta anthony at baratta.com
Wed Oct 3 18:36:48 CDT 2007

A cert is assigned to a specific URL. If you mix URLs within a page, even if they point to the same site (e.g. www.foo.com and foo.com) the Browser will throw a SSL Warning.

Just fix all the Links in your site (images, css, javascript etc) that pull content from your site so they all say www.foo.com. Also make sure that any pages viewed under HTTPS do not link to images or downloadable elements rendered by the browser outside of that URL.

-----Original message-----
From: marianna wemac2 at pacbell.net
Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2007 14:35:16 -0700
To: "thelist at lists.evolt.org" thelist at lists.evolt.org
Subject: Re: [thelist] security certificate

> hi robert-
> true, that i get links without www when i look at page info at feed-back.com
> but when i go to www.feed-back.com you will see that the links all have the
> www included in the get page info file. i think i always include www.
> but the problem was the configure file in the zen-cart. i was told by a
> bluehost tech that the changes made to this file looked like they were
> saved, but actually were not cause the file was read only. am i making
> sense? this is where one enables the ssl to true and defines the hhtp and
> https server.
> thanks for the responses,
> marianna
> Robert Carpenter wrote:
> > Take a look at the links and media within the document - in Firefox you can
> > do this via Page Info.
> > 
> > You'll see that several of your linked items - style sheets, images - are
> > specifying "feed-back.com" rather than "www.feed-back.com". That is what is
> > causing the issue with the certificate.
> > 
> > Also be aware that you'll get similar warnings with any links within your
> > stylesheets, for background-images and such.
> > 
> > Hope that helps!
> > 
> > -Robert-
> > 
> >> hi everyone-
> >> 
> >> i am a beginner hoping to find some help here.
> >> 
> >> we host with bluehost whose server got hacked last friday and it has been
> >> nothing but headaches since then. part of the site is a zen shopping cart
> >> and now after i got almost everything back as it was before friday, we run
> >> into the following issue:
> >> 
> >> at the site http://www.feed-back.com there is a link on the right to the
> >> shopping cart. when clicking this link in internet explorer (any version it
> >> seems), a warning comes up regarding the certificate. i am on a mac, and my
> >> warning on internet explorer is a bit different then the one on a pc, but
> >> basically it seems to warn the viewer that there is a problem with the
> >> security certificate on this site.
> >> 
> >> in firefox, one gets the following message: you have attempted to establish
> >> a connection with ³feed-back.com². However, the security certificate
> >> presented belongs to ³www.feed-back.com². it is possible, though unlikely,
> >> that someone may be trying to intercept your communication with this web
> >> site....
> >> 
> >> i talked to bluehost and they can¹t figure out what is wrong. they say the
> >> certificate is valid and they removed and re-installed it several times
> >> without results.
> > 
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