Enable the Secured URLs in Magento

As with any online store the security of your customers data should be the number one (#1) thing you show. The one thing which should be considered as requirement is a private SSL to be installed for your domain/hosting account.

When you have ensured that there is private SSL certificate installed for your domain login to the administrator back-end of the store:

If you have installed Magento under a subfolder of the www root folder for an example “store” you should add this directory name before the index.php.

After the administrator back-end is completely rendered navigate to the System Configuration tab. You will notice on the left side menu General Web function. There are a few tabs you will notice when the configuration menu is completely rendered. The one we will change is the “Secure” one:

You should check the base URL field first and ensure that it is as shown on the image but with the correct httpss URL to your store (Note that the forward slash at the end of the URL is required). After you checked the domain change both:

Use Secure URLs in Frontend
Use Secure URLs in Admin

Click “Yes” and save the configuration. Now your admin back-end is using SSL encrypted connection to transmit the data. Also the checkout and the login for your store front-end are using the SSL encrypted connection as well. 

This provides confidence in your website as all the data transmitted between the server and the payment gateway is secured. Note also that most of the payment gateways have a requirement that your store checkout is sending the information encrypted.

Note that in order to be able to access your store using you should have a private SSL certificate. If you still do not have a hosting account you may contact our Sales Team and they will offer you the best options available. If you already have an account with TMDHosting you may contact our Technical Support Team by posting a ticket. They will get back to you within minutes with the options we can offer you.

If you have an account with a third party hosting provide you may need to contact your host for any options available for Private SSL certificates.

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