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What is Simple SSL?

Flywheel’s new Simple SSL add-on is a fully-automatic, 100% free SSL certificate, installed and activated in minutes! 

Previously, if you wanted to secure your Flywheel site with SSL, you would have needed to provide your own SSL certificate that you had purchased from a third-party SSL provider.

With Simple SSL, we’re able to eliminate that process and make setting up a site encrypted with SSL incredibly fast and easy.

To make this possible, we’ve partnered with Let’s Encrypt™, a free, automated, and open certificate authority brought to you by the non-profit Internet Security Research Group (ISRG). This allows us to generate, install and activate certificates automatically and for free – right from your site’s Flywheel dashboard!

Click here to learn how to install Simple SSL on your Flywheel site, and if you have other questions about Simple SSL, be sure to check out our FAQ here!

Note

Simple SSL cannot generate a wildcard, OV/EV (Organization Validated/Extended Validation) or multi-domain certificate, and it is not compatible with WordPress multisite. So if your site requires one of these special types of SSL certificate, you’ll still need to bring your own.

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