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Hello,

I have a site consisting of  5 pages out of which there are 2 pages through which the site data gets registered in the database rest are simple pages.
what i need is to convert the  url of theses 2 pages to "https" as per the requirement rest theree pages should be in "http".

I have googled and came across the solution like below

window.location = window.location.href.replace(/^http:/, 'https:');


Is it the correct way to convert the pages to https?
Will the data be in encrypted form as it default functionality of https?
Will there be any certificate needs to be created for testing purpose?
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by:Dave Baldwin
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To use HTTPS on the public internet, you must purchase and install an SSL/TLS certificate.  When you do that, any request starting with 'https://...' will negotiate a secure connection before it transfers any data.

You can also 'redirect' to the HTTPS connection in your programming language like PHP or in your .htaccess file on the server.
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by:Rocking
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It means this code will not work in https true sense

window.location = window.location.href.replace(/^http:/, 'https:');

I just need to test the web application.

http://xxx.xx.xx.xx/a.html
http://xxx.xx.xx.xx/b.html

now from b.html it goes to c.jsp which should open in
https://xxx.xx.xx.xx/c.jsp


What configuration i need to make so that i can test in my environment which is in tomcat
and jsp? It would be a great help if you can provide me some steps or url?
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to test or use on a private network you can create your own certificate see link below

http://www.akadia.com/services/ssh_test_certificate.html

as already mentioned you will need to buy a certificate to publish your site to the web, but these can be got for as little as £5 a year

best way to redirect to https is with a 301 redirect, do not use javascript as users with it turned off will not be redirected

use the rewrite mod below

RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} !^443$
RewriteRule ^YOURPAGE https://secure.example.com/YOURPAGE/ [R=301,L]

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by:Rocking
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How to make configuration in tomcat for the below scenario

http://xxx.xx.xx.xx:8080/a.html
http://xxx.xx.xx.xx:8080/b.html

from b.html it goes to

https://xxx.xx.xx.xx:8080/c.jsp

and from this jsp after inserting data in db moves back to
http://xxx.xx.xx.xx:8080/a.html

flow is http -> https -> http

I am using jsp,java and apache tomcat.
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by:Dave Baldwin
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You are correct,  'https' will not work without a certificate.  None of the rest matters since it is the certificate and the web server that enable the HTTPS mode.
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by:Rocking
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Thanks for the replies. Through the above help,I googled but everyone is talking about Apache Server.


All i need is to do some server configuration and create a self certificate for testing the scenario mentioned in my previous post.

I didn't came across any tomcat configuration for the above task.Since i am using standalone tomcat server,what configuration i need to make in it?
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by:Dave Baldwin
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Here's the man pages for Tomcat SSL: http://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-6.0-doc/ssl-howto.html
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