New to SSL need help


#1

I have a squarespace domain www.mwlvt.com. I have a linked external IP and need to secure a sub domain. i do not have shell access and don’t have a clue where to go from here.


#2

Goto SSLFORFREE.com, it has a web verison so you can apply over there.


#3

If you don’t have shell access, how do you manage your site? Does your provider provide a configuration panel?


#4

There are going to be 2 main parts to getting it secured via SSL - generating the certificate, and installing it.

Lots of options for generating, but I would recommend checking your control panel (as Osiris suggests) to see what the process for installing the cert is - since they often have instructions on how to generate one for them at the same time.


#5

I use squarespace for my provider. they have a configuration page


#6

Unfortunately Squarespace does not offer SSL for sub-domains pointing away from their site.


#7

Yes, SSL is the responsibility of whoever is hosting the external server your subdomain is pointing to. Who is that?


#8

the server with the external IP is located here with me.


#9

I dont know if this would cause an error or not but what I have is a custom A record that points to my server under the domain www.mwlvt.com. I dont know if that means it is not actually a sub domain or what.


#10

So the actual site is hosted at your location, under your control? You should have shell access to your own server, right?


#11

Osiris,

mwlvt.com is the domain. Maps.mwlvt.com is the A record. The host is square space but maps.mwlvt points to an external IP that I control.

JT


#12

This appears to be a Windows server running IIS.

https://certifytheweb.com is probably the easiest solution for you, but there are other options.


#13

Thank you to all who helped get me in the right direction. This ended up being the solution for me because of windows IIS " https://conficient.wordpress.com/2016/01/11/step-by-step-guide-to-getting-ssl-for-free-using-letsencrypt-on-windows-iis/"


#14

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