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Should WebParts need to be modified if i move from http to https in WSS 3.0 RRS feed

  • Question

  • We are planning to move from http to https, some of the webparts are hardcoded for specific sites say "http:\\testsite.com", my question is do i have to modify the webparts to say “https” if i setup Alternate Access Mapping to redirect sites to https in WSS 3.0.


    Shashi
    Friday, May 20, 2011 7:15 PM

Answers

  • You don't have to extend the web application to enable SSL.  I did a posting on this a bit back (link here).

    Note tho, if you wind up mixing http & https content on the page you'll get a message box asking you if the displaying of the combined content is ok.

    - M


    - Michael Mukalian - 2010 MS MVP SharePoint Services - MCTS: MOSS 2007 Configuration - http://www.mukalian.com/blog
    • Marked as answer by Peng Lei Friday, May 27, 2011 2:22 AM
    Tuesday, May 24, 2011 6:13 PM
  • Yup, you'll be able to SSL-enable a web application in that manner.

    - M


    - Michael Mukalian - 2010 MS MVP SharePoint Services - MCTS: MOSS 2007 Configuration - http://www.mukalian.com/blog
    • Marked as answer by Peng Lei Friday, May 27, 2011 2:22 AM
    Tuesday, May 24, 2011 6:17 PM

All replies

  • Hi SSFed,

     

    To my knowledge, you don’t need to modify the URL after you move from HTTP to HTTPS. Alternate Access Mappings will help you to redirect the sites to correct address. You can go through this article to get some information about SharePoint HTTP to HTTPS Redirection:

    http://vettekerry.wordpress.com/2008/09/15/sharepoint-http-to-https-redirection/.

     

    Thanks & Regards,

    Peng Lei

    Tuesday, May 24, 2011 1:51 AM
  • Hi Lei,

    I ran into issues with moving from http to https, I tried the following:

    1. Unextend the web application (sharepoint -80)

    2. Reextend the Web Application to a new site say https://test1.domain.com ( and i selected SSL, NTLM Authentication, port:443)

    3. Installed the SSL Certicate on the new website running from port 443 and now when i try to login using integrated windows authentication it keeps asking me for username and password and i get httP: 401- 1 error

    4. I tried to do the following to see if it get rid of the error, but i had no luck: 

       (a) I set authentication to "NTLM" by following the steps from http://support.microsoft.com/kb/832769

       (b) i disabled loopback check by following the steps from : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/896861

    Any pointers would be appreciated?

     

    Thanks,

     


    Shashi
    Tuesday, May 24, 2011 6:09 PM
  • You don't have to extend the web application to enable SSL.  I did a posting on this a bit back (link here).

    Note tho, if you wind up mixing http & https content on the page you'll get a message box asking you if the displaying of the combined content is ok.

    - M


    - Michael Mukalian - 2010 MS MVP SharePoint Services - MCTS: MOSS 2007 Configuration - http://www.mukalian.com/blog
    • Marked as answer by Peng Lei Friday, May 27, 2011 2:22 AM
    Tuesday, May 24, 2011 6:13 PM
  • Micheal,

    I tried that , but by extending the existing web application..It did not work.

    Do you want me to try without extending the web app?

    Thanks,


    Shashi
    Tuesday, May 24, 2011 6:15 PM
  • Yup, you'll be able to SSL-enable a web application in that manner.

    - M


    - Michael Mukalian - 2010 MS MVP SharePoint Services - MCTS: MOSS 2007 Configuration - http://www.mukalian.com/blog
    • Marked as answer by Peng Lei Friday, May 27, 2011 2:22 AM
    Tuesday, May 24, 2011 6:17 PM
  • Micheal

    Thanks for the link, you saved my day. It worked great!!!

    Quick question, if i have Custom Webparts or WebServices hardcoded to http, will they fail if i move to https? (i will have http running in parallel too)

     

    Thank You,


    Shashi
    Wednesday, May 25, 2011 3:11 AM
  • That's great Shashi, glad that it helped.

    Without knowing the details of the web parts, properties and such, this is only a supposition.  If the site's available over both http (80) and https (443) then they should work, however, again, when you mix non-secure/secure content on a web page, you'll get that dialog box asking you if that's ok, and if you want to display both types of content or not.

    Hope that helps.

    - M


    - Michael Mukalian - 2010 MS MVP SharePoint Services - MCTS: MOSS 2007 Configuration - http://www.mukalian.com/blog
    Wednesday, May 25, 2011 2:39 PM
  • Mike,

    I was able to figure out, some custom webparts need to be changed.

    Thanks again for  all your help!!


    Shashi
    Friday, May 27, 2011 11:07 AM
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    Friday, May 27, 2011 1:27 PM