SSl with masking

wealthadviser

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Does https/ssl url redirects include masking & if so, do you have to install a certificate on the site or is it done through the domain DNS? For example I have a www.abc.org domain name but I want the content of abc.example.org to show when redirected, but on the bar I want my domain name with SSL padlock, is this possible without installing a certificate on the site that I want a redirect?
 

sandy neal

Administrator
Staff member
Hi there. it does not include masking... you would need a SSL certificate for the actual host if you want it to stay locked in the location bar of a browser window.

regards
 

wealthadviser

New Member
Hello Sandy, thanks for the quick reply, the host of the website that I want my site to be redirected to has SSL already installed, but my GoDaddy domain name which is mask/cloak" does not have SSL... The site that my domain name gets redirected to, Does have SSL, but on the bar, it shows that it does not have SSL with my domain name. I guess my question really is, How can I get SSL & padlock for my domain name with masking and forwarding to be redirected to the cookie-cutter site. I had Cloudflare but they do not offer to mask, they just offer SSL for my domain with forwarding but without "masking." Keep in mind I do not have access to install the SSL cert on the redirected site cookie-cutter site. btw I'm new to this... Thank you Sandy!
 

sandy neal

Administrator
Staff member
Stealth forwarding only works when you are forwarding to a non HTTPS site... regardless of using a HTTPS redirect... there is no way to keep the URL in the location bar of a browser window and have it locked when it forwards to anything.. at least no using DNS only.

regards.
 

deepsoul

New Member
Why not try to add the domain in the addon make an empty page and in the code make a redirection or with httaccess and leave an empty index.html/php If your plan does not allow it, use a free web hosting to do this it will do the job.. and here you are having an https redirect. Most free hosting providers also provide free Lets Encrypt SSL

Without masking:
  1. Htacess
    rewritecond %{HTTP_HOST} ^files.mrblade.info$
    rewriterule ^filesdir\/(.*)$ "https\:\/\/yourotherdomain.com\/$1" [R=301,L] #538842ee1488f
    With masking:
  2. HTML Frameset
    <FRAMESET border=0 rows="100%,*" frameborder="no" marginleft=0 margintop=0 marginright=0 marginbottom=0>
    <frame src="https://yourotherdomain.com/" scrolling=auto frameborder="no" border=0 noresize>
    <frame topmargin="0" marginwidth=0 scrolling=no marginheight=0 frameborder="no" border=0 noresize>
    </FRAMESET>

Or just "iframe it" :) - empty index.html or index.php doesn't matter, open Editor ( in the hosting pannel or on your PC ), then put the iframe code ( google if you don't know how to embed a website with iframe ), save and you are done.


Best regards
 
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