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comment Unable to access site over HTTPS using self signed certificate
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comment Unable to access site over HTTPS using self signed certificate
Care to comment on the downvote.. downvoter?
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comment Unable to access site over HTTPS using self signed certificate
@womble yeah so what I am asking is does that not mean that it has been configured to use HTTPS only? I think I have been getting confused between the site being accessed over port 81 over HTTP and how I then go about accessing the site using HTTPS. So from the beginning.... if I have a site that is hosted as http://127.0.0.1:81 and I want to then switch that site to using HTTPS, how would I go about it?
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comment Unable to access site over HTTPS using self signed certificate
@womble you mentioned in a previous comment "The 403 confirms that it wants to be accessed via HTTPS, sure" now your saying it shouldn't have got a 403 to start with? How can I ensure that port 81 is DEFINITELY configured for SSL only then? I thought all I had to do was secure the site in IIS that is running on that port? I have a sneaky suspicion that port 443 is possibly not open on the router which would explain the timing out.
Jul
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comment Unable to access site over HTTPS using self signed certificate
@DerfK My question clearly state I am now at the stage where I want to switch it over to use HTTPS, I understand you can't do both on the same port. It's not just any 403 response, it specifically tells me The page must be viewed over a secure channel which I assumed meant it was only running HTTPS? Like I said in my question, I have generated a self-signed cert, configured my API to use it (enabled Requires secure channel option in IIS) but whenever I try to access any URL via HTTPS it just appears to hang.
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comment Unable to access site over HTTPS using self signed certificate
are you sure you just didn't misread my question? I understand my problem which is why I have posted a question.... I am trying to secure an API using TLS with a self signed certificate but when I attempt to access it via HTTPS it hangs.. I was merely giving some background information of what I have already tried.
Jul
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comment Unable to access site over HTTPS using self signed certificate
The site is setup for HTTP (enabled the requires SSL option). I was just verifying that it was setup for SSL only by attempting to access it via HTTP, the 403 confirms that does it not?
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comment Unable to access site over HTTPS using self signed certificate
Fiddler just now, the actual client itself will be a mobile app. Also for clarification I have enabled the "ignore client certificates" option in IIS so the client shouldn't need a valid/recognised cert for it to work.
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Nov
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comment Can access website publically but not from machine on same network?
There is definitely an internal DNS setup, however, would this mean I would just need to it up the same way I have on my Domain Name host provider?
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comment Can access website publically but not from machine on same network?
@Nils Nope nothing was touched at my end and I am running w2k3r2. I will have a look into the automatic updates and see if any have run over the past few days.
Nov
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comment Can access website publically but not from machine on same network?
Yeah I read a few articles which mentioned that about the firewall blocking it because it's the same IP - One solution to that was to add the domain/IP mapping into the hosts file (which subsequently worked). However, what I am failing to understand is why has this all of a sudden started happening. Is it normal for this sort of thing to just happen? i.e. is it possible the router is playing up? I thought a good starting point would be to determine what causes this problem which is why I posted.
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comment Can access website publically but not from machine on same network?
Ah ok I see. What I meant really was I purchased a domain name and by doing so they give you access to the DNS configuration. So basically what I was referring to was simply logging in through their web control panel and updating the DNS config. "On the network" - I have one machine which is the web server and a few others which are just "user" machines for in the office.
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comment Can access website publically but not from machine on same network?
@Nils Define "their end"? If I do an nslookup on the domain in question I get the same results regardless if I am off the domain or on it.
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