Installing an existing SSL certificate with Flywheel is quick and painless – we take care of all of the heavy lifting for you! You’ll just need to purchase the SSL Add-On from your site’s Flywheel dashboard, and we can get the process started.
The process looks like this:
To purchase our SSL Add-On, simply navigate to your site in the Flywheel app and click on the Add-Ons tab. Click to add a new SSL certificate and then select that you’d like to use your own certificate.
When you’re finished, the CSR will be automatically emailed to you.
Follow the instructions provided by your SSL provider (Godaddy, InstantSSL, etc) and use our CSR file to generate the certificate file.
We’ll let you know when it’s installed.
Phew! It’s pretty straightforward actually.
You should then be instructed how you can download the .zip file containing your certificate. You can email the certificate to Flywheel support at [email protected]. Once we have the certificate, we will install it and let you know when it’s all set up.
Confused? No worries! Contact Flywheel support and we’d be happy to walk you through everything.
Here is some more information on the fields we collect to generate your CSR:
|Domain Name||The fully qualified domain name (FQDN) that clients will use to reach your server. To secure https://www.example.com, your domain name must be www.example.com or *.example.com if you’re using a wildcard certificate.|
|Organization Name||The exact legal name of your organization. Example: “Acme, Inc.” Less commonly, if you do not have a legal registered organization name, you should enter your own full name here.|
|Department Name (optional)||Many people leave this field blank. This is the department within your organization which you want to appear in the certificate. Common examples: Web Administration, Marketing, or N/A.|
|City||The city where your organization is legally located.|
|State/Province||The state or province where your organization is legally located.|
|Country||The country where your organization is legally located.|
|Your email address.|
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