When I login to plesk via SSH link it shows unsecured on browser. Please help.

I’m logging into an IP address but it shows unsecured. How do I secure it via an SSL? Note that my websites inside wordpress are SSL secured. Just need help with plesk being unsecure.

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Hi @ForYourIT,

I think I got it working. Thanks a lot.

A couple of follow up questions:

  1. So when I log in with putty and I input my IP, then my id and password then copy and paste the URL in my browser, the plesk website still shows unsecured. But when I log in through my domain it shows secure. Is there a difference between either of them?
  2. Which one is more secure? and which one you would recommend for me to use when login into plesk?

I’m fairly new to using Plesk and I’m trying to learn as I go.

Thanks in advance for your time and help.


Paul G

Hi @pauljgonzales30 , please try the following and see if that works.

  1. Return to the Websites & Domains tab and click on Hosting settings next to the domain in question.
  2. On the next page locate the Security section, select the certificate from the drop-down list and make sure that SSL Support is checked.
  3. Click OK at the bottom of the page to save the changes.

The site should be accessible via https:// from now. You can check the installation using this tool:

So I tried following the steps for Let’s Encrypt part. I’m unsure what must enter in the domain name section. I tried entering the IP address but that’s not allowed.

Tried entering droplets name.local and it says Error: Could not issue a Let’s Encrypt SSL/TLS certificate for ‘Droplet name.local’

Perhaps this domain is at risk group and is blacklisted on the Let’s Encrypt side.

So no IP addresses and no droplet name. What exactly should I enter in there?