So I don’t know if this fixed the issue or what, but I had a bookmark for the admin login that was unsecure. So I forced the https admin login and everything punched in fine.
So I thought it was ok as it DID log me in, but as soon as I move around the backend to anything other than the dashboard it kicks me back out to the login page.
So I logged back into the backend, and so long as I am accessing a secure page it will continue. Wjhen it tries to move to a different part of the backend without being secure is when it kicks me out. I’ve navigated to the system -> Config -> Web (by copying link locations and manually entering the ‘s’ after http ) and am trying to turn on secure backend to see if this fixes the problem but I cannot execute the setting as that processes over the unsecure.
I think this would solve the issue, but I’m not totally sure. Is there some way to turn on SSL in the backend without using the web interface, or someway I can execute the “save config” without it pushing me back through unsecure and thus to the login screen?
I went into my database into:
and in line 509 changed: ‘web/secure/use_in_admindata’ changed the value from 0 to 1.
This indeed changed the setting in my web section, but it is still not automatically changing to secure in the backend.
Rookie mistake. I hadn’t cleared the cache. Of course I couldn’t do that through the backend so I went to ye ol FTP and deleted everything from my var/cache folder. Logged back and Viola! everything seems to be in order....