Deprecated - Setting SSL/TLS Mode using Page Rules

This tutorial is deprecated in favour of Encryption modes · Cloudflare SSL/TLS docs


If you require a different SSL mode for a subdomain, you can achieve this with page rules.

If, for example, you want SSL on your root domain ( set to Full (strict), but want the subdomain to have SSL Off, you should set the SSL mode under SSL/TLS in your Cloudflare dashboard to Full (strict). You can then set the subdomain SSL mode to Off via a page rule.

SSL mode Full (strict):

Page rule to set subdomain SSL to ‘Off’

You can achieve something similar for directories or subpages of your site as well by changing the URL match in the page rule. See Using Wildcards in Page Rules for more information on page rule wildcards (the *)

Tutorial Reference: CT-13
Reviewed: 07/21

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