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Steps to enable SSL for Joomla using .htaccess

You can force an HTTPS connection on your Joomla! website by adding the following lines in the .htaccess file of your application.

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RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} !^443$
RewriteRule .* https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [QSA,R=301,L]
<IfModule !mod_ssl.c>
Redirect permanent / https://www.yourdomainname.com
</IfModule>
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Make sure that you replace www.yourdomainname.com with your actual domain name.

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