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HTTPS Website Mandatory from 1 October 2011 on Facebook - What to do?

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by dadecotti, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. dadecotti

    dadecotti Power Member

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    Hello,

    In order to build an app it will be mandatory from 1 October 2011 to use also a secure website HTTPS, what's needed to do? What's the cost to buy this kind of domain? Do I have to change also the hosting? Or just need to buy a domain with HTTPS. And what's the cost?

    Thank you
     
  2. satyawrat

    satyawrat Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    lol domain with https?

    https or http is a protocol.... networking protocol.... not some type of TLD...

    you need to do minor changes to your hosting.... ask your hosting guy... they will help you...
     
  3. ``Yousef

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    It's not a kind of domain, nor a different kind of hosting. You'll need an SSL certificate for each domain you possess, a good explanation of which you can find here: http://www.verisign.com/ssl/ssl-information-center/how-ssl-security-works/

    Most hosting providers sell SSL certificates, I believe they're generally around the $20 mark (at least GoDaddy's is).
     
  4. dadecotti

    dadecotti Power Member

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    20$ for each website???
    or I pay 20$ for the whole hosting and each domain I add on this hosting get the "HTTPS" ?


    Do you noticed that you need need this for new apps on facebook from 1 october?
     
  5. pavan

    pavan Elite Member

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    https requires ssl certificate for validation
    however if FB isn't validating the website then you can use https without certificate as well

    just change the protocol in your website url field

    like
    Code:
    http://www.yourdomain.com
    to
    Code:
    https://www.yourdomain.com
     
  6. dadecotti

    dadecotti Power Member

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    Yes I think I can avoid in this way, but if I want to add HTTPS I need to add a feature in the hosting and every domain in the hosting get this?
    Or I have to add this feature for each domain?

    Thank you


     
  7. pavan

    pavan Elite Member

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    usually you don't need to add any feature in hosting account
    its already there
    you just need to make some changes
    and regarding domain
    as i said
    if FB doesn't validates the website then you can change the url
    if FB is validating websites then you will have to buy a SSL certificate for every domain
     
  8. judson

    judson Power Member

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    I thought you could use shared SSL certificates
     
  9. pavan

    pavan Elite Member

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    not sure about shared SSL certificates
    but as far as I know SSL certificates contain domain name
    so if you try to use the same certificate on any other domain then it will give you an error
     
  10. bizworkroom

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    If you're using a c-Panel based hosting service this is usually as simple as point-and-click to set up. Also, c-Panel based hosting accounts will have video tutorials right inside the back-office system. That's not bad for less than $10. per month. DON'T OVERPAY FOR HTTPS, IT'S NOT NECESSARY!
    see>>> mygvobiz.
     
  11. romie

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    If you get good amount from your users from your applications then i guess you should buy ssl cerificate for your domain.
    Btw, every domain needs SSL, you can't have shared one.
     
  12. TNphoneman

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    You could also have a generic domain and set up several fan page applications on that domain. I have done this with multiple wordpress installations for fan page applications. That way you only need one SSL. Some hosts also require a dedicated IP so that is an additional cost.
     
  13. klaus

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    Most probably you already have ssl and don't know about it:

    my.bluehost.com/cgi/help/126
    support.hostgator.com/articles/ssl-certificates/ssl-setup-use/how-to-set-up-and-use-your-shared-ssl