SSL within Iframe

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by Zombie, Jul 28, 2008.

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  1. Zombie

    Zombie New Member

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    Hey guys, if you are viewing an SSL secured webpage through an iframe on a an SSL free web page, (or also using a lightbox iframe) if this makes any difference on security?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. o0JoeCool0o

    o0JoeCool0o New Member

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    Well everything within the iframe will be secure and outside it will not. So if you have a form on the insecure part it will be insecure. if you click submit in the iframe itself it will be secure. The problem lies when you do the opposite and try putting a NON SSL iframe on an SSL page. You will get security popups in IE saying there are non secure items on the page. (those get really annoying).

    So you should be fine. :)

    Keep in mind, the page will not show the lock icon in the browser unless the whole page is secure...
     
  3. Zombie

    Zombie New Member

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    Okay, thanks a lot~!~ :)
     
  4. blue316

    blue316 New Member

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    Zombie having a SSL in a Iframe might not be the best way to do it. I would have the whole page that that Iframe is in and the Iframe on a SSL just for the simple reason if a user goes to submit the forum how do they know the Iframe is secure as far as they would know they are looking at just a non-secure site.
     

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