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SSL Activation in OSSN

How to Configure you Open Source Social Network based website to open via HTTPS

This tutorial will review the proccess of forcing your website to open trough a secured HTTPS connection.

 

To make your OSSN website open via HTTPS, you need to:

Step 1 Purchase an SSL certificate

The first step of the process is to ensure that you have a valid SSL certificate installed on your domain. To Purchase an SSL certificate visit your Client Area>Orders>Product Addons. You can confirm that with the use of an online SSL checker, such as the one available here.

 

Accessing the Product Addons menu in the client area

 

Step 2 Configure OSSN files

To make your website open via an https connection you will have to navigate to the following files on your account and edit them:

 

  • /configuration/ossn.config.site.php
  • /cache/css/view/ossn.default.css
  • /cache/css/view/ossn.admin.default.css

 

Simply change your website URLs from http://  to https://  -  (Ex:  http://socialnetwork.com > https://socialnetwork.com)

 

Editing Files

There are two ways of editing your files on the server - using an FTP client, following our FTP Tutorial, or editing them directly through your cPanel>File Manager, following our cPanel Tutorial.

 

Congratulations you have properly configured your website to run through an established secure connection via an SSL certificate.

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