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How to setup Cloudflare free SSL Certificate [+CA Bundle]

Cloudflare free SSL setup: Needless to say how important it is to install an SSL certificate to maintain the security of the website. SSL certificate protects the exchange of data between website visitors and servers. You can install it for free or you can buy it. There are many companies that offer SSL certificates for free. In this case, you can take from Cloudflare. Also, This website has Cloudflare free SSL certificate. This certificate is valid for one year. So, Today we will show how to set up Cloudflare free SSL certificate on your website. By reading this article you can easily set up free SSL on your website.

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Process of Cloudflare free SSL setup

To set up a free SSL go to cloudflare.com then create an account. Then add the website to which you want to install SSL.

setup cloudflare free ssl

After adding the site, the pricing plan will show. Scroll down and select free Plan then clink to the “Continue” button. install free ssl certificate

Then the page that will take you is very important. Because if in future you create a subdomain under this site and want to install SSL on it then you have to add the DNS record of the subdomain here. So click to continue and scroll down. Here you will be given two nameservers to add to your domain. These will connect your domain to Cloudflare.

setup free ssl certificateOpen a new tab then go to your domain control panel. Click to manage.

free ssl certificate

Click to change and select custom DNS. Then Place and save the name servers provided from Cloudflare.

setup cloudflare free ssl

Now your website is connected with Cloudflare. Go back to Cloudflare click “done”. Click “finish later”.

free ssl setup

If you see “your domain is not yet active on Cloudflare” then don’t be upset. Scroll down and click on ” check nameservers”. Then reload the page once.

Once your domain is connected to Cloudflare, click on “SSL/TLS”. Step 2: Click on “Origin Server”. Then create a certificate.

enable ssl

Go to your hosting after creating the certificate. Then go to “SSL/TLS”.

Go to Manage SSL sites.

Select your domain. Again go back to Cloudflare copy the certificate and private key. Then paste here.

Now copy this CA Bundle with “begin and end certificate”:

 

 

-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----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-----END CERTIFICATE-----


Paste it on Certificate Authority Bundle. Click on “Install certificate”. Done

If it doesn’t show secured immediately, wait a while.

 

 

 

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