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Using https on set pages only

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Community Member, 11 Posts

20 April 2016 at 10:48pm

I've used the code below to force pages that need to use SSL to use https. However once going to a secure page all other pages on the site / menu use https. How can I force all pages to use http and only the ones required to use https?

if(Director::isLive()) {
Director::forceSSL(array('/^members/','/^admin/', '/^Security/'));


Community Member, 24 Posts

28 April 2016 at 11:18pm

I'm not sure how forceSSL works, but have you tried



Community Member, 24 Posts

28 April 2016 at 11:20pm

PS - I started out using SS 2.4 so tend to do stuff in _config.php that can probably be done in yml...


Community Member, 11 Posts

29 April 2016 at 9:02pm

Thanks for that but I'm afraid it didn't work.
It forced the base tag but, which is fine in http: but it broke https pages. Also it made the canonical link double up as below.
<link href="" rel="canonical">

If I removed <% base_tag %> from the page template then the menu disappeared on secure pages.

Really we need a forceSSL :false type statement to make all other urls not use it.