While Flywheel offers free certificates via Simple SSL, these don’t include wildcard certificates or OV/EV (Organization Validated/Extended Validation) certificates.
If your site requires one of these special types of SSL certificate, you’ll want to purchase one from a third party and have us install it for you. Follow the steps below to get started.
1. Navigate to the site’s dashboard
2. Find the appropriate domain and Enable SSL
3. Select the third party certificate option and generate a CSR
4. Download the CSR and generate your SSL certificate
5. Provide your SSL certificate to Flywheel
6. What is a CSR?
At this point, you will need to follow the instructions from your SSL provider (Godaddy, InstantSSL, etc) to upload our CSR file to generate the SSL certificate from their service.
Once your SSL provider has issued you a certificate, you should then be instructed on how you can download your certificate files. There might be few different files like Root.crt, Intermediate.crt, mydomain.crt, etc. Just download all of them, and our support team can determine the proper ones that need to be installed to secure your site.
You can send the certificate to Flywheel support via our ticket form. Once we have the certificate, we will install it and let you know when it’s all set up!
CSR stands for Certificate Signing Request, a block of encoded text that contains the information your SSL provider will need to create a Flywheel compatible SSL certificate.
This information verifies you or your company are the owners of the site, and allows the SSL certificate to work with keys stored on our servers to secure traffic.
Here is some 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.|
|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.|
Confused? No worries! Contact Flywheel support, and we’d be happy to walk you through everything.
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