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Thread: Http/https post
04-16-2011, 10:15 AM #1
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Working on an eCommerce website and having touble with the call to bank servers to process the credit card transaction. I have got most of it working but cannot get a sucessful [test] transaction reply from the server. Unfortunately they have gone home for the weekend!
The instructions provided state to send the data via an HTTPS POST connection. I have done eCommerce sites before and understand that the S stands for secure and basically the difference between HTTP and HTTPS. The URL for the <FORM post attribute is https://www.... but does the HTTPS POST instruction mean that the page contating the form has to be a HTTPS page and not an HTTP page?
Is that the only change I have to make or are there other things I need to do? Where does the page go on the server? will there be a https directory? how does this work?
04-16-2011, 01:32 PM #2
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Second about the differences between http and https, second is a encripted http connection. First send/recive message in clear, second encripted. There are differencess in enviroment variables and the way you track the connection.
is hard to get help on this subject on a forum, but usual mistake is to send a https request and to wait the answer on http. Once a ssl connection is started you need to use it untill is closed else you need to start it again.