After configuring WordPress to force SSL in the administration area, I was in phpMyAdmin and realized that it’s also not configured to do the same by default.
From the phpMyAdmin Wiki, add the following line at the end of your /etc/phpmyadmin/config.inc.php file
$cfg['ForceSSL'] = TRUE;
This will cause sessions to force SSL.
If you’re having issues making this work for you, check out my article involving Apache and SSL.
Questions, comments, and feedback are welcome.