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Discussion in 'Domains, DNS, Email & SSL Certificates' started by eva2000, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Looks like Cloudflare is stepping up it's game for CDN served via SSL Google Now Factoring HTTPS Support Into Ranking; CloudFlare On Track to Make it Free and Easy | CloudFlare Blog

    Update: Cloudflare Free Universal SSL FAQ

     
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    Looking at the comments of that post, one of their engineers noted that while their SSL cert will be available to all free users, if you already have a different key you'll need to convert to a paid cloud flare account to use it.

    Sounds like they are forcing you to upgrade if you want to keep control and also use cloudflare. Otherwise you'll have to abandon your previous key and use theirs to remain as a free cloudflare account.

    Seems complicated If you ask me.
     
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    Good Moved.
    But still Cloudflare has 20% downtime for me.
    I just tried them this month, still the same issue.
     
  5. eva2000

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    for their CDN or even their DNS was down ?
     
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    For their CDN.
    Their DNS works perfect!
    I don't have problem with their DNS ;)
     
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    oooh Introducing Universal SSL

    logged into my Cloudflare account and see this popup

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    looks like not yet fully rolled out to existing customers

    cloudflare_freessl_01.png

    Looks like eventually Cloudflare will support ECC SSL certificates using ECDSA key exchange mechanism - which is something I have already been playing with for Centmin Mod Nginx SPDY SSL with live test site setup with Centmin Mod Nginx SPDY SSL + ECC 256 bit SSL certificate and ECDSA signatures at sslspdy.com (see SSL - ECC 256 bit vs RSA 2048 bit SSL and Nginx - Centmin Mod Nginx VHOST SPDY SSL Generator testing)

    Also current Cloudflare's free SSL certificates do not support HSTS headers.

     
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  8. eva2000

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    tried it on one of my Cloudflare domains for flexible SSL and not quite there yet

    Flexible SSL uses SHA1 :(
    Invalid certificate as domain name doesn't match right now - will take up to 24hrs for activation


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    cloudflare_freessl_available_00.png
     
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    Luckily Philippines has 94.43% using Modern Browser :)
     
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    Just tried and it didn't work instant, How long should I wait for it to be activated ?
    The domain I tested is already using Cloudflare for months.
     
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    for activating SSL on free Cloudflare plan can take up to 24hrs. Been ~7hrs for me, and still hasn't been fully activated for me. Guess just need to wait for Cloudflare to activate their free Flexible SSL service
     
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    Reverted back OrchidsForum until the dust settles. Not ready to pay for Cloudflare but willing to give it a trial run on an SSL site once they catch up.
     
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    Hi, today I configured CloudFlare in my site with an existed SSL certificate, but now when I tested in SSL Labs appears two IPs and the result Grade M, and appears a message about Certificate name mismatch.
    Is this normal? How to fix this?
    Thanks!
     
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    normal - read Universal SSL: Be just a bit more patient
     
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