#31748 – cannot log in to Solo when using encryption

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Tuesday, 10 September 2019 18:34 CDT

I host many sites on SiteGround. When I use thier Let's Encrypt feature and force https (Forces your site to work entirely over an encrypted HTTPS connection. The redirect is performed on server level and works for any website.) I can no longer log into my solo account. If I remove the force https, I can log in again.
Any ideas?

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PHP version (in x.y.z format) 7.2.20
Akeeba Solo version (x.y.x) 3.6.0
Tuesday, 10 September 2019 21:36 CDT
Here are my support notes on the subject:

When you first installed Akeeba Solo your site was under plain old HTTP. Therefore the configured URL to Akeeba Solo is stored as HTTP. You need to update it manually.

With a text editor please open the file Solo/assets/private/config.php under Solo's directory. Towards the end you'll see a line similar to this:

"siteurl": "http:\/\/www.mysite.com\/backup\/",

You need to change http to https in that line. For example:

"siteurl": "https:\/\/www.mysite.com\/backup\/",

This will tell Solo to use the HTTPS version of the URL for loading CSS, JS and submitting forms. This will fix the problem you're experiencing.

The variable has been changed to live_site.

Dale L. Brackin
Support Specialist

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Friday, 11 October 2019 17:17 CDT
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