Troubleshooting missing green padlock on your SSL Site
While working on one of my websites installing a SSL Certificate – Secure Socket Layer Certificate, I could not work out why the padlock up the top in the address bar would not go green.
I knew it was from something that was loading externally from a website or domain that was not secure – ie – using the “http://” prefix instead of the “https://” prefix.
Knowing this – the next thing I had to do was find out which sites or images were being asked for external content that was not secure – meaning – without “https://” at the beginning.
To do this, I used a really simple to use tool from a website called “Why No Padlock”
With Why no Padlock, I was able to enter in my secure site and then the tool would go to work reading my site and returning the results of its secure search.
I found the offending files being loaded externally from a non SSL Secure server on Amazon. Easy fixed in my case, I either changed the code to “https://” or copied the files I needed to my own server and hosted them locally then redirected the code to my own files. EASY!
Best of luck fixing the green padlock button on your SSL Site!