ssl with site and android users

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MikePC / 11 Points
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2012-09-06 7:55 am EST
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How should I do the folowing:

- I have a REST service hosted here under www.somename.com

- I have 2 types of client that need to communicate with this service = Mobile(Android) and regular web browsers

Both clients share the same service and mysql DB hosted on this page.

Web client is POSTing some sensitive data to service, and it needs to be secure, so i would need SSL, and
Android client does not need this kind of protection(and it does not POST, just GET), so does not need speed/connect overhead of SSL.

1. possible to resolve this?
So basically, both Clients need to target the SAME MYSQL DB, and if possible the same REST service, but services can be separated, but both need to share the same DATA.

1.a a way to securely connect two domains internally on server so one domain for HTTP and other for web HTTPS, and internally on the server, web service communicates with other unsecure domain, providing data for Android clients?

Also, regarding SSL, I would need one domain hosted and 3 other domains forwarded to this same domain, so

2. do I just need one SSL cert for the target domain, and the others when forwarded will use the target ssl?



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ScottM
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2012-09-06 8:25 am EST
Hello MikePC,


1. possible to resolve this?
Since the SSL version of a site is the same as the normal site, just encrypted as it changes information across the net, you can use the SSL for both if you wish. This needs a bit of programming to force the SSL.

If you still wish to separate them, you can have a programmer code a check to see what type of device the visitor is using and show the appropriate protocol.

1.a a way to securely connect two domains internally on server so one domain for HTTP and other for web HTTPS, and internally on the server, web service communicates with other unsecure domain, providing data for Android clients?

The only thing that determines whether or not the SSL is used is the protocol in the beginning portion of a link (https: vs http:) If you use a programmer to perform for each device differently as described above, you can use the same method to point to force links in the site to perform the same way. Again, you can always just force the SSL for every visitor to cover your bases.

2. do I just need one SSL cert for the target domain, and the others when forwarded will use the target ssl?
You can only have one SSL per cPanel account, so yes, you would only need one. The redirects can be set up to point to the SSL address for your site.

There are not any quick tools to perform what you are asking, so you would likely need to consult a coder to set it up as such.

Best Regards,
Scott M

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