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How do you enable SSL for askbot hosted?

asked 2015-08-21 08:02:08 -0500

kbairak gravatar image

I' ve tried all the settings and I've even tried typing "https://" in the address bar manually and it doesn't work.

We're currently trialing askbot and according to the plans page, we are at the medium plan which provides SSL support.

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answered 2015-08-21 09:24:54 -0500

Evgeny gravatar image

updated 2019-06-30 14:28:03 -0500

If you would like that - just request via support@askbot.com and I'll install an ssl cert from letsencrypt.

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Thanks for the answer! My current account is a demo one so I won't be actually using SSL on it. But we will set up a forum for our company shortly. A question I have is: will this work with privately issued certificates or will they have to be purchased from a CA?

kbairak gravatar imagekbairak ( 2015-08-27 04:45:16 -0500 )edit

The self-issued certificates technically work, but the browsers will show a warning message telling that the site is potentially unsafe as the authenticity of the certificate cannot be verified.

Evgeny gravatar imageEvgeny ( 2015-08-27 04:48:16 -0500 )edit

Hello, @Evgeny! Could you please provide new gpg key? The one that has been provided earlier has expired in 2016. Or describe a new process please if it has changed. Thanks in advance!

timmytf gravatar imagetimmytf ( 2019-05-17 04:57:51 -0500 )edit

@timmyf - currently you can request hosting under ssl and that will be enough - b.c. there is a way to make free ssl certificates.

Evgeny gravatar imageEvgeny ( 2019-06-30 14:24:42 -0500 )edit

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