WCF Bindings needed for HTTPS

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I just finished writing my first production WCF application, which worked very well until I deployed it to our production environment.  All of a sudden none of the WCF calls would work, and I would get a JavaScript “TestService is not defined” error.  When I look inside the JS service reference (in debug mode), I got the following error:
Could not find a base address that matches scheme http for the endpoint with binding WebHttpBinding. Registered base address schemes are [https]
So apparently my WCF service registered itself as HTTPS (since it is over SSL), but my binding was only configured for HTTP.  The solution is to define a custom binding inside your Web.Config file and set the security mode to “Transport”.  Then you just need to use the bindingConfiguration property inside your endpoint definition to point to your custom binding.  The entire HTTPS-enabled system.serviceModel section is below:
<system.serviceModel>
<behaviors>    
<endpointBehaviors>
<behavior name="TestServiceAspNetAjaxBehavior">
<enableWebScript />
behavior>
endpointBehaviors>
behaviors>
<serviceHostingEnvironment aspNetCompatibilityEnabled="true" />
<services>
<service name="TestService">
<endpoint address="" behaviorConfiguration="TestServiceAspNetAjaxBehavior"
binding="webHttpBinding" bindingConfiguration="webBinding" contract="TestService" />
service>
services>
<bindings>
<webHttpBinding>
<binding name="webBinding">
       <security mode="Transport">
       security>
     binding>
webHttpBinding>
bindings>
system.serviceModel>
Hopefully this will help someone who has the same problem.
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