September 24th, 2001, 11:33 AM
Switching out of SSL mode
I hope someone can help me with this problem. My site uses both https and http requests.
My site uses SSL for loging in and accepting credit cards.
After a user logs into my site with the https protocol, I want the server to respond with an http: page, not https. In other words,
using CGI and Perl, how do I remove SSL for the response page?
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
September 24th, 2001, 11:59 AM
>> My site uses both https and http requests
Do you run your own server?
>> After a user logs into my site
What authentication method?
>> I want the server to respond with an http
In which stage exactly?
>> how do I remove SSL for the response page?
What response page? After payment?
September 24th, 2001, 01:59 PM
Thanks for you help.
September 25th, 2001, 01:55 AM
>> I check the user ID and password which are stored in a file
How exactly? Are you using Auth Baisc type?
Switching to or out of SSL mode is not a difficult task at all. You should concern about the lost of session/cookie, if any.
Say you authenticated to https site successfully, but then switch to http then you will have to re-login again. If you ever tried hotmail, u would see they use https for login then redirect to non-https, but the session is taking over to identify your account.
You are probably out of luck for hosting your site at earthlink.
September 27th, 2001, 01:46 PM