403 Forbidden when using SSL in magento admin

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by experience, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. experience

    experience New Member

    When i enable SSL for my magento admin and goto the login page no CSS or layout files are loaded


    SSL Enabled

    When i try to login i receive a 403 forbidden error and cant access the login page again. I notice that SSL URL changes to a non secure URL which is why i presume i receive the 403

    If i manually add https to the non secure URL the layout is broken and non of the links work


    However the front side of the website has no issue over SSL

    In my error.log

    grep client1 /etc/group
    grep web1 /etc/passwd
    ls -la /var/www/clients/client1/web1

    O/S Ubuntu 12.04

    I chowned the SSL ownership from root root to web1 client 1 which hasnt done anything

    No other logs show what could be causing this

    Could it be a redirect issue when trying to login on a SSL address which is being redirected to a non secure URL and if so any idea where to look for this?
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2013
  2. experience

    experience New Member

    Overlooked the obvious

    There are 2 secure URL entries in the core_config_data magento database

    The 2nd one was pointing to the non secure address - changed it to https and i now have a secure admin

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