I have a Cloudflare account. Can your company issue an SSL certificate for me? If yes, is it free or I need to pay?
Cloudflare Universal SSL will by default bring you a certificate (most often issued by Let’s Encrypt or Google Trust Services these days) to be used in conjunction with Proxied () records, to secure connections between your visitors and the Cloudflare network.
Universal SSL is FREE, and works for most people. It covers the domain and it’s first level of sub-domains, e.g.
dev.example.com will work, but it does NOT work with multiple levels of sub-domains, such as e.g.
You also need to look at securing the connection between Cloudflare and your origin (e.g. the server holding your site). In order to do that, you must either obtain a fully trusted certificate like the free ones from Let’s Encrypt, or alternatively download a special Origin CA certificate from Cloudflare, and install either of them on your origin server.
Not securing the connection between Cloudflare and your origin properly, would be equal to be doing things by halves, and will be deceptive towards the users of your website too.
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