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I saw my site was checking out over http not https, so I went to config settings and under the web tab, I entered https to both secure and unsecure.

Turns out my ssl has expired and now my entire site is down, front and back end. How do I revert the settings if I can't access back end?

  • check phpmyadmin in your db core_config_data table it http:// or https:// – Magento 2 Nov 27 '15 at 15:46
  • Would altering the .htaccess file fix my problem? – Bbc Nov 27 '15 at 15:56
  • No, you have to change the base url configuration in the database – Fabian Schmengler Nov 27 '15 at 16:02
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Run the following SQL query in your database (for example in phpmyadmin) to revert the change:

update core_config_data set value=replace(value,'https','http') where path like '%base_url';

If you use table prefixes, add this prefix to core_config_data accordingly.

  • ....perfect.... – Bbc Nov 27 '15 at 17:53
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If your ssl certificate is expired it doesn't mean your site is offline. You can bypass the browser warning on expired certificate and login to your site.

  • Turns out there was never ssl installed on the site, so it through a page not found error – Bbc Nov 27 '15 at 19:37

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