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Secure your site with SSL

Automatic SSL

CloudCannon offers free SSL by default on every site and serves them over HTTPS. This is made possible by Let’s Encrypt, which is a new age Certificate Authority. It’s free, automated, and open. These certificates are automatically renewed before they expire.

Screenshot of SSL details interface

Toggling HTTPS

To toggle autogenerating Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates on your site:

  1. Go to Site Settings / SSL / Settings
  2. Toggle the Autogenerate SSL Certificate option
  3. Click Update SSL
Screenshot of SSL Settings interface

Redirecting HTTP to HTTPS

To redirect all HTTP traffic to HTTPS:

  1. Go to Site Settings / SSL / Settings
  2. Enable the Redirect all HTTP traffic to HTTPS option
  3. Click Update SSL

Custom SSL

Adding a new SSL certificate

To add a new custom SSL certificate:

  1. Go to Site Settings / SSL / Custom
  2. Click the Add SSL Certificate button
  3. Fill in all of the fields available and submit the form

Once added, the SSL certificate needs to be attached to the site.

Note

All certificates must be in PEM encoding. The placeholder text indicates the correct start and end headers.

Screenshot of Add SSL Certificate Modal

Attaching an SSL certificate to a site

To add an existing custom SSL certificate to a site:

  1. Go to Site Settings / SSL / Custom
  2. Click Attach on any SSL certificate
Screenshot of Custom SSL interface

Redirecting HTTP to HTTPS

To redirect all HTTP traffic to HTTPS:

  1. Go to Site Settings / SSL / Settings
  2. Enable the Redirect all HTTP traffic to HTTPS option
  3. Click Update SSL
Screenshot of SSL Settings interface
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