In this article, I will give you step by step guide on how to enable HTTPS logins in Elgg 1.8.
1. Before doing any change in Elgg 1.8, make sure you have SSL certificates for your website. You can get SSL certificates from Arvixe. Prices are $25.95/year, and require a dedicated IP address ($2.00/month)
If you try to enable https login without having the SSL certificates, it will make your site useless.
2. Once you get the certificates, go ahead and access your Elgg site with your administrator account. Learn More