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Switching existing FormTools installation to HTTPS?
I've been using FormTools for several years now and it has worked well for me. I'm now ready to explore doing some fancier things regarding security and forms, so I'm thinking one of the first steps in that is making my FormTools installation function properly via https rather than (or in addition to?) http.

I've done a little bit of searching in the FormTools Documentation and on these support forums, but I haven't found anything that makes it absolutely clear what I have to do (assuming it's even possible) to switch the existing FormTools installation over (or, at least, make it function in https).

I don't really want to do a clean install of it, if possible, mainly because I don't want to have to make adjustments in the 100+ forms that I have already implemented in my current http installation of FormTools.

I already know about obtaining the appropriate certificate from my ISP and adjusting the server's httpd.conf file and whatnot...I can handle that, as I've done the same sort of thing a couple other times in the past.

What I don't know is how/if this impacts FormTools' configuration and whatnot.

Any clarification that you can provide would be greatly appreciated.


Doug Thompson
Manager of Web and Electronic Communications
Ohio Wesleyan University
Hi Doug,

There should not be a significant impact switching from http to https. We use https for almost all of our implementations. You may need to update some tables where the URLs are stored like the accounts, forms and setting tables. Depending on the modules you are using, some URLs may also be stored those tables as well.

I would just do a MySQL Dump and search and replace all instances of the old url with the new url.



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