If you want your Joomla based website’s logged-in pages to open over a secure (SSL) connection, follow these steps:
- Login to Joomla Admin panel and go to Extensions > Module Manager.
- Click on the “Login Form” Module and go to its details page.
- In the right side panel of “Module Parameters”, go to the last option and select “Encrypt Login Form” as Yes.
- Apply & Save
There is one caveat with this option though, before enabling this option, make sure your website is accessible over secure protocol (https://). If you have not installed SSL certificate on your domain yet, you need to sort out that first!
Hope that helps.