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This is a beginner question. I need to create a page that is encrypted by
SSL. The web server is already serving SSL encrypted web pages with
"https" before the link. Do I need to do anything other than putting
"https" at the start of the link to make the webserver to client
communication encrypted?

Thanks.
Jul 23 '05 #1
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"zn" <zn@zn122.edu.invalid> wrote in message
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This is a beginner question. I need to create a page that is encrypted by
SSL. The web server is already serving SSL encrypted web pages with
"https" before the link. Do I need to do anything other than putting
"https" at the start of the link to make the webserver to client
communication encrypted?


No. The HTML you use on your page has no relation to whether the page will
be sent encrypted. SSL involves (a) configuring the server with a
certificate to serve encrypted pages and (b) configuring the site to respond
to https: instead of http:.

Jul 23 '05 #2

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"Harlan Messinger" <h.*********@comcast.net> wrote in
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"zn" <zn@zn122.edu.invalid> wrote in message
news:Xn*******************************@216.196.97. 131...
This is a beginner question. I need to create a page that is
encrypted by SSL. The web server is already serving SSL encrypted web
pages with "https" before the link. Do I need to do anything other
than putting "https" at the start of the link to make the webserver
to client communication encrypted?


No. The HTML you use on your page has no relation to whether the page
will be sent encrypted. SSL involves (a) configuring the server with a
certificate to serve encrypted pages and (b) configuring the site to
respond to https: instead of http:.


Thanks. The site is already serving SSL pages and has a certificate. There
are already some pages on the site whose links begin with https:// . So if
I just advertise the page with the https in the link, that will be enough
to ensure that the communications are secure?

Jul 23 '05 #3

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"Harlan Messinger" <h.*********@comcast.net> wrote in
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"zn" <zn@zn122.edu.invalid> wrote in message
news:Xn*******************************@216.196.9 7.131...
This is a beginner question. I need to create a page that is
encrypted by SSL. The web server is already serving SSL encrypted web
pages with "https" before the link. Do I need to do anything other
than putting "https" at the start of the link to make the webserver
to client communication encrypted?


No. The HTML you use on your page has no relation to whether the page
will be sent encrypted. SSL involves (a) configuring the server with a
certificate to serve encrypted pages and (b) configuring the site to
respond to https: instead of http:.

Thanks. The site is already serving SSL pages and has a certificate. There
are already some pages on the site whose links begin with https:// . So if
I just advertise the page with the https in the link, that will be enough
to ensure that the communications are secure?


Check with the system administrator. There may be an entirely different
file structue for the https. I'm going to modify it now that I
understand it better but I've been experimenting with setting up a
server running both. Currently, if I place documents in
/web/site/secure, they are available via both http://URL/secure and
https://URL but if I place them in /web/site, they are only available
via http.

Point is; each protocol/port may have a different document root.

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