mojoPortal Tips: Installing SSL on Your Arvixe-Hosted mojoPortal Site
Written by Carole Bennett Sunday, 17 June 2012
With all the different ways we can add e-commerce capability to mojoPortal, it’s important to make sure you’ve implemented SSL for your mojoPortal-based website. We’ll go through the steps to order and implement SSL for your mojoPortal site hosted with Arvixe.
Step 1: Make sure you know the domain name you’ll be using. If the site is already live, that’s usually a foregone conclusion, but if it’s not live yet, or you may be using a variant for your e-commerce area, be sure that you’ve got the right domain name identified before you place your order.
Step 2: Send your order via e-mail request to [email protected] – you’ll want to request the SSL cert, as well as an additional IP address. Your request should contain the following info:
Billing User Name: Last 4 characters of billing account password: Host to make cert for: City: State: Country: Company Name: Company Division: N/A
(Keep in mind that City, State, Country, Company Name are all information for the customer site requiring the SSL cert, not for you as the hosting provider of the site.)
It’ll usually take about 48-72 hours to finalize your order; if, for any reason, you haven’t transferred your client over to the Arvixe server at the time you’ve ordered your SSL, you may be requested to set up a forwarding e-mail account at your other hosting provider location in order to complete the SSL order.
Once the order is complete, and the site’s on an Arvixe server, Arvixe Tech Support will install the cert for you, and notify you when the installation is complete. That’s your cue to access the web.config, and update the following line:
<add key="SSLIsAvailable" value="false"/>
<add key="SSLIsAvailable" value="true"/>
Once this update is complete, you’ll also see new options on the Page Settings for your mojoPortal instance:
This allows you to select SSL activation for specific pages of the website, which is handy if you want to force SSL on a more granular level. If you want to enforce SSL encryption on all pages (not usually recommended, for performance reasons), you can select the option under “Site Settings”.
So, all in all, adding SSL to your Arvixe-hosted mojoPortal site is really very painless and easy, and very worthwhile. If you’re considering any e-commerce, or want to ensure better encryption for your user information, I’d consider it an excellent investment.