My SSL certificate is not showing

Posted December 13, 2019 2.2k views
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Hello, I am a day old newbie on DigitalOcean and I’m not the one who set up the site on here, so learning it all from scratch and any help is much appreciated.
It is a WordPress site first build on DreamHost, then rebuilt and added to DigitalOcean and also using CloudFlare.
The site was re-built pre-SSL and never got a certificate installed.

Yesterday, I logged onto DreanHost and installed a free SSL for the site which is valid thru 03 2020, but still the site shows as not secure in browsers.
I looked into Digital Ocean SSL section and it looked like that their free provided SSL is installed. I totally could be wrong on that one though!

So I’m confused as to where SSL should come from, DigitalOcean or DreanHost or even CloudFlare?
Is there some kind of conflicts happening or !???
Thanks for the help

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Hi @Clody,

What you would need to do in this case is to follow the steps from the official Cloudflare documentation:

Basically you need to:

  1. First, choose a Cloudflare SSL certificate

  2. Then configure an SSL certificate at your DigitalOcean Droplet.

To do the second step, you can follow the steps here on how to get your SSL certificate from Cloudflare:

Once you have the SSL certificate files you can follow these steps here on how to add/install the certificate on your Droplet here:

Hope that this helps!


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