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[resolved] Certificate Error: Navigation Blocked message (4 posts)

  1. annslieeblogscom
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am trying to use the single page force_ssl option. I was able to select it from the page. However, when I try to view the page I get a message that "There is a problem with this website's security certificate. The security certificate presented by this website was issued for a different website's address...."

    The page I am trying to designate as a force_ssl is my Facebook fan page. I am using the plug in Fan page connect.

    Also, Facebook is requiring that I provide a SSL certificate address for its 'secuire canvas url' field.

    Any help, suggestions is appreciated. Please note that I am not a tech person. Thank you

  2. Mvied
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi annslieeblogscom,

    It sounds like you need to purchase an SSL certificate. Could you provide a link to your website where the error occurs?

    Thanks,
    Mike

  3. annslieeblogscom
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Mike, thank you so much for your response. You are is correct, I will need to purchase an SSL certificate. Someone from the Etsy forum thought that I could use WP HTTPS. Not so.

    I just got a message from someone on the Facebook developer forum stating that I will also need a dedicated IP.

    I am mentally exhausted with this issue, considering all the other things I am trying to accomplish with my Etsy shop, Facebook, my blog, my Twitter, my Flickr and on and on!!. So I will just purchase the SSL certificate and dedicated IP address. And move on.

  4. Mvied
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hey annslieeblogscom,

    Just to provide a little insight:

    SSL Certificates are used by every server that uses HTTPS. Each server has an SSL Certificate that is registered with and signed by a Certificate Authority. Each certificate is generally only valid for a single domain (i.e. http://www.example.com)

    Often when using shared web hosting, many domains will be hosted on a single server (IP Address). Only one domain per IP address can have an SSL Certificate. If the server your website is hosted on is configured for an SSL Certificate that does not match your domain, you will the error that you ran into.

    SSL Certificate validation is done by the browser (i.e. Internet Explorer) and is used as a security measure to make sure that the domain you're connecting is actually the correct server (IP Address) for that domain. Through various methods, hackers can spoof the location of a server (i.e. facebook.com) and make you actually go to another server entirely. The HTTPS protocol was put into place to ensure that that doesn't happen and that the connection to the remote server is secure.

    So now, hopefully you can understand why my plugin preventing all that from happening is really impossible, haha. Good luck! :)

    Thanks,
    Mike

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