Free Cloudflare SSL set up but still says "Your connection to this site is not secure"

Free Cloudflare SSL set up but still says “Your connection to this site is not secure”
please help!

Do you have a certificate on your server too?

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no, i just completed the steps on Cloudflare - including updating the nameservers on my host.
got the following on my screen from Cloudflare:

“Great news! Cloudflare is now protecting your site
Data about your site’s usage will be here once available.”

Then you should fix that first. You still need a certificate on your server.

ok let me try that, change to Full (strict)

Encrypts end-to-end, but requires a trusted CA or Cloudflare Origin CA certificate on the server


Correct, you either install any trusted certificate or get an Origin certificate issued. Once the site loads fine, switch to the mode you mentioned and your site should be secure.

thank u ever so much!


If you intend to always proxy your records, then you can simply get an Origin certificate, as it’s easier to handle and can have a longer validity. Otherwise would be a good choice.

i just followed this procedure Cloudflare origin CA free SSL installation guide on Godaddy - Digital Candy web agency based in Hong Kong

but still not secure
does it take time to work?

it says secure if i am using safari, but not when im using chrome…

I’d restart Chrome in that case and clear the cache.

Firefox has zero complaints :slight_smile:



thank u! u r a star! :slight_smile:

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