Enable SSL access over HTTPS with Cloudflare

You can configure enable SSL access to web applications using HTTPS trhough the Cloudflare website. This is the easiest way to ensure your sites without the need of performing configuration changes into your server. Follow these steps:

  • Log in to Cloudflare or create a new account.

  • Click “+ Add Site” to add your website.

    Add a site

  • In the resulting screen, enter your domain name and click “Add site” to continue the process.

    Add a domain

  • Select the plan that better suits your needs and click “Confirm plan”.

    Select your plan

  • Check the configuration for your domain and add more DNS records for your domain if necessary. Click “Continue”.

    Check DNS records

  • In the “Overview” tab, select the SSL/TLS full encryption mode option. That way, your site is protected by using a self-signed certificate to connect to the the server.

    Select Full SSL

  • Scroll down to activate the “Always use HTTPS” button. Click “Finish” to finish the process.

    Activate HTTPS

Congratulations! Your site now is protected and uses a self-signed certificate.

Last modification December 21, 2022