I have a SharePoint 2013 system and have a Host Named Site Collection (HNSC) web application. When the web application was first created, we didn't enable SSL parameter (-SecureSocketsLayer). Is it possible to retroactively change the web application and enable SSL without deleting and recreating everything?

A workaround might be to extend the web app and setup AAM, but if possible, we would like to simply enable SSL within the existing HNSC web app.

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I was able to manually setup HTTPS in IIS and then added via Set-SPSiteURL using the article above.

I'm not sure if this will then allow me to change the default from HTTP to HTTPS, but I'll ultimately try.

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