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Hi,

I'm going to be releasing a facebook app soon. I have it running on http, but needed the same app running on https as well. I was wondering if there is any easy way of doing this?

Thanks

asked 18 Aug '11, 00:30

iman453
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Hi,

You can just create a new site with HTTPS enabled for your domain but that would be serving Webfaction's HTTPS certificate.

If you need to serve your own certificate, you would need to get a dedicated IP for $5/month by filing a support ticket and generate.

You can then get a certificate from a third-part by using the procedure outlined at:

http://docs.webfaction.com/user-guide/websites.html#secure-sites-https

Hope that helps!

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answered 18 Aug '11, 00:36

neeravk
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I don't mind using Webfactions certificate. I am building a fb app though, and need a separate URL for the http and https version of the app. How do I do that?

(23 Aug '11, 21:27) iman453

You can do that by creating two different sites with different domains but the same apps.

For example you can use secure.domain for one site(and enable HTTPS for it) and just domain for your HTTP site.

(23 Aug '11, 21:32) neeravk

Thank you for your reply :) I don't really need to do anything after setting up the separate sites right? (like a syncdb or anything)

(23 Aug '11, 21:40) iman453

No, they will still refer to the same app and as such would not need any other change.

(23 Aug '11, 21:43) neeravk

Hmm, this is weird. When I go to my webfaction control panel and click on Domains within Domains/Websites I see, xyz.webfactional.com and xyz.com. I've associated a https website with xyz.com and the non secure one with xyz.webfactional.com. When I go to the non secure one it works, but doesn't for the secure one. Could I be doing something wrong?

(23 Aug '11, 21:56) iman453

Also, fb wants me to enter a URL with https:// in the beginning. Do I just append that to my xyz.com domain and put that in?

(23 Aug '11, 22:00) iman453

Hmm, this is weird. When I go to my webfaction control panel and click on Domains within Domains/Websites I see, xyz.webfactional.com and xyz.com. I've associated a https website with xyz.com and the non secure one with xyz.webfactional.com. When I go to the non secure one it works, but doesn't for the secure one. Could I be doing something wrong?

When you say https://xyz.com doesn't work, can you tell us what error do you get when you request that?

Also, fb wants me to enter a URL with https:// in the beginning. Do I just append that to my xyz.com domain and put that in?

Yes

(23 Aug '11, 22:08) neeravk

I had registered the domain through godaddy and it actually takes me to the default page there. Would I have to delete that registration?

(23 Aug '11, 22:12) iman453

No, you would have to update its registration to use Webfaction's nameservers

(23 Aug '11, 22:17) neeravk

Cool, I've gone ahead and done that. There was no place to mention the ip address's though. Is that ok? (Asking since it can take 48 hours for the changes to propagate and so I can't test it)

Thanks so much for your time! I really appreciate it.

(23 Aug '11, 22:27) iman453

Yoiu have already added the domain to the panel, so you don't need to specify the IP address.

As soon as the domain begins using our nameservers, it would start pointing to the correct IP.

(23 Aug '11, 22:39) neeravk
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