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- Forwarding HTTPS site by IP address
May 11, 2007, 3:03 pm
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some concerns about forwarding our web site and the effect it would
have on our secure site.
We currently have our secure site established as https://www.company.com/access
and everything works fine because the certificate is registered to
company.com. However, after we relocate, we will be forwarding
requests for this site from our old office to the webserver in the new
office during the time it takes the DNS records to populate the web.
We were planning on using the IP address of the webserver in the new
office to accomplish this.
When we test this out at our current location, and try to access the
the site using the redirect address of https://203.XXX.XXX.XXX/access ,
we get an SSL error stating that "The name on the security certificate
is invalid or does not match the name of the site", which is expected
because we are now using the IP to access the site rather than the
domain name that has been registered.
Does anyone know of any way to get around this so that our clients
don't recieve this error in the day(s) it takes for the DNS record to
populate. I realize it will only be for a day or two for the records
to populate and users can simply click "Yes" to get past the warning,
but we would rather figure out a way around this to avoid getting the
calls that are sure to come when clients see the warning message.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Re: Forwarding HTTPS site by IP address
A few days before you do the move change the TTL on the
DNS records to the minimum value.
Relocate the web server as 'company.com' and then increase
the TTL to a normal value.