Was having the classic WP problems with SSL and this did the trick. The only issue that remained was automatically forcing SSL for a specific page. I was able to do that on my own without having to links all over my site.
I like the idea of globally limiting all front end pages and trimming back from there. I think you're on to something with this one. 5 Stars from me. :-)
Feature request: Rather than just making SSL okay on specific pages, provide a check box to force it on specific pages... Then you'll have the winner!
Thanx again and best wishes.