no - still have the issue - found this interesting post about an SSL issue however not sure is it related.
Tried every combination of configuration on the backend to no avail.
Still havent figured out where its going wrong. I have installed multiple previous versions of the Magento system and each have the same problem so its either a bug or (more likely) a problem with my host. All my server settings meet the requirements. My host strongly denies a problem with their setup which i cant argue with as i have no data to the contrary.
I setup the HTTPS to mirror the contents of the HTTP directory - didnt work. I then duplicated all the files into the HTTPS directory, and created a symlink for the sessions folder - still didnt work!
Unsure is it a .htaccess /redirect problem - have ran into a wall with this one.
Any ideas would be appreciated.