how to redirect https to https

Posted on 2012-08-29
Last Modified: 2013-04-14

How do we redirect to As I do not want to spend money for buying two SSL's for with www and without www. Please advice.

Question by:Smc_support
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    Check out this blog post for one of the many different ways to accomplish a redirect:
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    Couldn't you do that with a wildcard certificate for * ?
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    You need both comments from above.

    You need the initial redirect (HTTP 301 or 302) to inform the browser to load a new page.
    You then need the browser to complete the SSL handshake for the new page (requiring a cert for

    You have indicated separate certs are not acceptable.  That leaves the wildcard cert as the only solution in my mind.
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    I also agree with the above that two certs or a wild card are the only way to do this without getting a certificate warning, but I'll add the question - do you really need this?  It would be extremely rare for the user to bother including the protocol when typing a url, so in my mind it is enough to redirect from (no ssl).  Let me put it this way - didn't bother with a second cert, and Microsoft doesn't even answer requests on

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