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How to secure a secondary domain with Simple SSL

Updated on December 2nd, 2020

If you’ve added a secondary domain to your site and you want to secure the domain, Simple SSL has got you covered!

Table of Contents:

1. Enable SSL on the Domains card
2. Confirm the domains you want to secure
2. Sit back and relax while Simple SSL is installed

Enable SSL for Insecure domains

From your domains list, you can edit the Simple SSL certificate to add the domain(s).

  1. On your site’s dashboard, navigate to the Overview tab.
  2. Find the Domains card.
  3. Click the 3 dot menu next to Insecure domains, then click Enable SSL.

Confirm the domains you want to secure

You’ll see a list of all the domains on the site and their current SSL status. You can select additional domains here.

  1. Check the boxes for the domain(s) you want to secure.
  2. Click Complete SSL Setup.


If your secondary domain isn’t pointing to Flywheel yet, you may see this message. Your domain may still be propagating, or you may need to adjust your DNS settings. You can still attempt to complete the SSL setup, but it may fail. Attempts are rate limited to 3 per hour.

Sit back and relax while Simple SSL is installed

That’s it! You’ll see a message in your dashboard like this:
Simple SSL usually takes between 20 minutes to an hour to install. If your domain still isn’t secure after that time, try clearing your browser cache, or check your email – if Flywheel was unable to install the certificate, you’ll get a message with next steps.

Still need help?

If run into any snags securing your secondary domain, reach out to our Happiness Engineers!

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