How to add Godaddy Wildcard SSL to Cloudflare

Hi expert, I am new to Cloudflare, I have self-signed wildcard SSL using Certbot and Godaddy wildcard SSL in server at the same time, but all my web hosting including subdomain was pointing to Godaddy wildcard SSL.

After I switch to Cloudflare, I just noticed that now SSL was changed to self-signed SSL without informing me.

Now I want to upload Godaddy wildcard SSL, but I have no idea how to do this, because Godaddy wildcard SSL provide multiple files, not just 2 files mentioned in Cloudflare Edge Certificate page.

Anything can help me on this?

Hello Kisheng,

I understand that you are facing issues with SSL on your website after switching to Cloudflare. It seems like Cloudflare has issued a self-signed SSL certificate for your website instead of using the GoDaddy wildcard SSL certificate that you were previously using.

To upload your GoDaddy wildcard SSL certificate to Cloudflare, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your Cloudflare account and navigate to the SSL/TLS section.
  2. Click on the “Edge Certificates” tab.
  3. Scroll down to the “Custom Certificate” section and click on “Configure.”
  4. In the “Private Key” section, paste the contents of your private key file.
  5. In the “Certificate” section, paste the contents of your SSL certificate file.
  6. In the “Certificate Authority” section, paste the contents of your intermediate certificate file.
  7. Click on “Save.”

If you have any issues uploading your SSL certificate, you can contact GoDaddy support for assistance in obtaining the necessary files or clarifying which files you need to upload.

I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any further questions or concerns.

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By default, Certbot obtains publicly valid certificates from the Let’s Encrypt Certificate Authority. They are not self-signed. The Universal SSL certificates issued at the Cloudflare edge are also issued by publicly trusted Certificate Authorities.

What problem are you trying to solve and where are you wanting to upload a certificate?


Thanks. I am able to upload Godaddy wildcard SSL now into Cloudflare.

Basically my web site has online payment gateway, and it doesn’t allow let’s encrypt wildcard SSL and also self-signed SSL, so I have to purchase commercial SSL like Godaddy.

Anywhere, I follow instruction above and now the issue solved. Thanks.


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