Force SSL/https on phpBB 3.2.2?

simonweb

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I am trying to use SSL and https on my phpBB 3.2.2 installation, but somehow it isn't working. Please help!

It doesn't matter if I use "force server URL settings" in the ACP (Server settings), it will still re-direct visitors to the normal and unsecure http connection unless they manually enter the https connection. And activating secure cookies in the ACP (Cookie settings) does nothing.

How do I force a https connection to all visitors on phpBB 3.2.2?
 
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I am trying to use SSL and https on my phpBB 3.2.2 installation, but somehow it isn't working. Please help!

It doesn't matter if I use "force server URL settings" in the ACP (Server settings), it will still re-direct visitors to the normal and unsecure http connection unless they manually enter the https connection. And activating secure cookies in the ACP (Cookie settings) does nothing.

How do I force a https connection to all visitors on phpBB 3.2.2?

I'm not sure about the phpBB side of things, but I recently ran into the same problem with the SSL. I couldn't get it to show on the WWW and non WWW versions of my website. What I realized was that I had to redirect my website to only the non WWW or the WWW. Then create the SSL in the Cpanel for just that version of my site.

So, because I didn't have a permanent redirect to one or the other, people that went to the WWW version were not secure. Only the non WWW. That is why I finally had to create the redirect.

This doesn't sound like a phpBB issue, sounds more like a Cpanel or back-end issue.
 

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