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    6 Replies Latest reply on Aug 2, 2009 10:28 AM by dollsbags

    to SSL or not SSL?

    just4girls Wayfarer
      Hi! I just start my new online clothing exchange https://www.consignmentcrossroads.com/ and installed a SSL. It was not an easy task to install because I am new to the web design world. Anyway, now I am experiencing problems using the SSL and google adsense together. The adsense script on secure httpS:// pages (members areas and checkout etc) is generating an 'insecure' message which also shows in the visitors browser. I have uninstalled google adsense for this reason. Now I am questioning whether it was a good idea to install the SSL in the first place? Do customers look for this? Any info is appreaciated!
        • Re: to SSL or not SSL?
          DomainDiva Ranger
          Google Adsense does not support an https version of the Adsense code. You can find out more at:

          www.google/com/adsense/support

          Is your Javascript enabled?

          good luck
            • Re: to SSL or not SSL?
              just4girls Wayfarer
              Yes, I understand that Google Adsense does not support an https version of the Adsense code, this is why I disabled it. I may have been unclear... my question was: is having a SSL an important 'must have'? Do customers look for this?

              You wrote: Is your Javascript enabled?
              I am not sure, is this something I should have enabled? Please advise.
                • Re: to SSL or not SSL?
                  DomainDiva Ranger
                  OK now I understand the question.

                  SSL (Secure socket layer) is a private communication channel enabling data encryption during transmission. Encryption then scrambles the data, creating a type of storage envelope for message privacy.If you are accepting credit cards, email addresses or any type of data from your users you need to have this. VeriSign is probably the most popular.

                  I shop a lot online and would not use a website that does not have this verification.
              • Re: to SSL or not SSL?
                Lighthouse24 Ranger
                Yes, most customers expect it -- plus (depending on the nature of your business) if you're not providing SSL encryption and data you require from a customer is ever intercepted/misused, you could end up in a negligence lawsuit.
                • Re: to SSL or not SSL?
                  dollsbags Adventurer
                  Nice site by the way. An SSL certificate is required by merchant processors such as Authorize.net, Bank of America Merchant Services, etc. You can use PayPal "Website Payment Standard" and not have to install an SSL cert on your site. In that case, your checkout process is transferred to the paypal gateway where the credit card transaction is processed securely on the paypal servers, and then the transaction result codes are passed back to your checkout process for order completion.

                  Good luck!

                  RIch Petrelli, VP
                  DollsBags.com
                  • Re: to SSL or not SSL?
                    dollsbags Adventurer
                    Oh, one more thing...

                    Sometimes it is the IMAGE ITSELF that generates the insecure message in the browser and not the script itself. I am not that familiar with adwords but if there is an option in the script to change the image location from http to https for instance <img src="https://adsense.whatever.logo"> that may work.