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    OSC SSL woes

    Based on my searching, PowWeb will not support SSL when using OSCommerce, unless using https://username.powweb.com

    They also do not want to be involved with a 3rd party SSL Certificate (for what ever reason... limiting their liability?).

    I do not want people who are using my store knowing my username on PowWeb. To me this just leads to temptation for some bad mannered people. Is there a way around this? If anything, to idiot proof it at least, can we hide the store's address/location bar or something?

    Would it work if I had the OSC store, set up to use the cert for https://username.powweb.com, but have the entire store run inside a 'container' page located at www.MyDomain.com/index.php using simply an include() ?

    It's been a long time since I've tackled something like this. Someone recently came to me asking to help them set-up a store, and I've setup OSC stores using PowWeb as the host a few years back and dont EVER remember having issues with SSL.

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    spoofing for SSL?

    Since PowWeb won't offer individual SSL protection, can I run an entire store inside a container page, using include() or something?

    I don't want my store, for MyDomain.com, to be running at myusername.powweb.com in order to use the Cert.

    I had stores up and running with SSL through powweb years back, and now I have referred someone to PowWeb to host a store... and I come to find this problem.

    Has anyone found a way around this? Even if it's a simple onclick window.open with a locationbar=no .. out of site, out of mind?

    This really defeats the purpose of owning a DOMAIN NAME, if you ask me.

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    https://yourdomain.com will work, but a cert error will be generated as the cert is named for powweb.com. This has always been the case, even with the 'original' Powweb. Here is a possible 'work-around', B&T's Tips & Scripts, masking the username.powweb URL, using frames..
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