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Trouble with SSL certification

Posted November 23, 2021 103 views
ApacheDigitalOceanDigitalOcean AccountsUbuntu 20.04DigitalOcean Droplets

I recently obtained SSL certification for my website but whenever I log onto my website I receive the message:

“Your connection is not private
Attackers might be trying to steal your information from 165.22.7.98 (for example, passwords, messages, or credit cards)”

Only sometimes I have a lock in the URL link but most times it says my connection isn’t private. How can I fix this?

Thank you

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Hello,

I would recommend installing an SSL certificate by following the steps here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-secure-apache-with-let-s-encrypt-on-ubuntu-20-04

During the installation, you could also set up an HTTP to HTTPS redirect so that you would always be redirected to HTTPS and would not get the warning in question.

Let me know how it goes.
Best,
Bobby

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