StackPath offers a free custom SSL certificate to help protect your web traffic through your site's domain. This article will show you how to request and validate the Free StackPath SSL Certificate and delivery your content over HTTPS.
Before we get started, let's take a look at how SSL certificates are issued to make sure all of your sites are properly covered.
- Add any domains you wish to have covered to your Delivery Domains list under the Settings tab.
Setting up SSL
- Login to the StackPath Control Panel
- Select Sites on the left side navigation
- Select the Site you want to generate an SSL certificate for
- Navigate to the Settings tab and ensure the Delivery Domain is present
- Return to the site Settings and request the free SSL from the EdgeSSL tab by clicking the 'Generate Free SSL' button.
- Select the domains you wish to generate an SSL Certificate for and click the 'Continue' button.
- You will be prompted to add a new CNAME record to your DNS account with the provided values
This is an automatic process if you have already integrated the StackPath DNS.
- Upon creating the CNAME, your request will be checked for verification and final CA Signing and should show as trusted within a few minutes
- Log into your DNS management and create or edit the CNAME record for your desired subdomain to point it at the StackPath Edge Address for your Site
StackPath SSL certificates are generated for 90 days at a time and automatically renewed 30 days before expiration.