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# 251509 28-Jun-2019 15:21
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Hi

 

I am not sure which forum to use or if you guys can help

 

I am building a website on Wordpress. its on 1st domains platform with Plesk.

 

They use Lets encrypt. SSL

 

1st domains helped me to set up that part of it in plesk and from their end the website is fine they tell me.

 

All pages of the website are https but when I view the website on firefox or IE I get a warning error or potential security risk ahead - on firefox.

 

On the website in wordpress I installed really simple SSL plugin and it appears to be working, and there are no red issues over SSL

 

In the General settings of wordpress I make sure that the wordpress address and site address are the same and have https:// in front of the domain name.

 

I don't know how to resolve it, or what is causing it, could it be a lets encrpt error, or a problem with the Really simple ssl plugin? or maybe something else.

 

I don't have issues viewing other https websites on the internet, only the website I have created.

 

I have another website I am going to install ssl on and see if I get the same issue.

 

In the meantime if anyone could suggest something would be great, thanks


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  # 2266360 28-Jun-2019 15:24
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We probably need to see the error message.  Can you screen shot it?  Ideally open the certificate properties to see the error with the certificate.

 

Feel free to PM me the web site address if you don;t want to make it public, so I can have a quick look.





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  # 2266368 28-Jun-2019 15:42
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We use this website for testing that our SSL certificates are configured properly:

 

https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/index.html


 
 
 
 


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  # 2266380 28-Jun-2019 16:02
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nigelramsay: We use this website for testing that our SSL certificates are configured properly:

 

https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/index.html 

 

What a great tip, thank you.  I've not seen this before.





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  # 2266383 28-Jun-2019 16:08
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Geekzone won't let me upload any screen shot

 

Says the image must be maximum of 2Mgs but mine is only 537kb

 

 

 

I ran the SSL test and result is A inside a green box

 

Cert is 100%, protocol support about 95% key exchange and cipher strength about 90%

 

I don't know how to interpret the results

 

 

 

Firefox says its a bad cert domain error

 

 


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  # 2266395 28-Jun-2019 16:34
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I have seen delays in these auto SSL certs setting up. Did something similar last night. A force refresh a couple of hours later and it reported all was well.

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  # 2266402 28-Jun-2019 16:47
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I've just had a look at the site in Chrome, Firefox, and IE, and the SSL looked fine in all three.  I navigated around the site in all three browsers as well.

 

Perhaps your computer has old certificates cached?





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  # 2266411 28-Jun-2019 17:06
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pm me the url

 

ill help you out

 

all my sites are using Lets encrypt and are all rated A+ on ssl labs


 
 
 
 


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  # 2266447 28-Jun-2019 18:26
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whynopadlock.com is also a really useful tool to finding out why you're not showing as secure


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  # 2266505 28-Jun-2019 18:53
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This sounds like you're once again using old software - patched your operating system fully?





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  # 2266560 28-Jun-2019 22:25
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Inspect the html source of the code or use your browser dev tools. There might be static content (css,js,images) loaded through http, so browser will complain about mixed content


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  # 2266625 29-Jun-2019 10:01
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No one mentioned mixed content. That is when your page has a done non-https elements such as images or scripts.

Make sure EVERYTHING on the page is always called using the https protocol. Make sure any add-ons are correctly configured for SSL and support SSL.







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  # 2267276 30-Jun-2019 12:09
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I will try whyno padlock again

 

Thanks

 

I do have a few plugins, I will check them

 

It looks like I should be getting an A+ on the ssl labs site not just an A

 

 

 

 

 

 




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  # 2267283 30-Jun-2019 12:17
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The whynopadlock finished

 

I have a X on domain matching - your ssl cert does not match your domain name

 

And I have a triangle on protocols - you have TLSv1 enabled which is being phased out.

 

Everything is listed under SSL connection errors even if there are some items ticked green

 

The mixed content section has a green tick and says I have no mixed content.

 

The issue must be the domain matching.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  # 2267285 30-Jun-2019 12:22
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Remember a certificate for example.com is not the same as a certificate for www.example.com - you'd have to have a wildcard certificate for example.com and *.example.com.







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  # 2267303 30-Jun-2019 13:23
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Hi,

 

Sorry don't know what you mean or how to do that.

 

I posted a message to Lets encrypt and they suggested to add some lines of code to the htaccess file.

 

I have put in a support ticket to 1st domains.

 

I can access the htaccess file through plesk but I don't want to mess with that because I don't understand it.

 

If the issue is too complex for 1st domains I will see about trying another certificate like cloudfare or just move my hosting to another provider instead of 1st domains.

 

I don't really want to do that, because I have already paid for one years website hosting and I doubt they will give me a refund.

 

 

 

 


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