Migrate https site with Universal SSL

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#1

Hi,
I am new to cloudflare.
I have migrated my https site from one cloud provider to another.
I use Cloudfare DNS record with Universal SSL certificate.
When I change my DNS record to a new server, https not working. It gives 526 error.

how can I update Universal SSL certificate setting on my new server? or What changes I have to do in cloudfare?
Please help,
Thanks.


#2

If your Cloudflare SSL is set to Full or Full (Strict), your new server needs to have an SSL certificate up and running. A 526 indicates this is not so.

Your new server needs SSL for your domain.


#3

You can install a Cloudflare origin cert on your server if you like, but if you want to communicate with it over SSL it needs some kind of certificate as @sdayman mentioned.


#4

That means, Universal ssl certificate only encrypt cloud flare and web browsers connection with flexible option.
And if I want server side encryption i.e. between server and cloud flare I have to install ssl certificate on server and use full(strict) option.
Or I can use cloud flare paid ssl certificate.


#5

The connection between Cloudflare and your origin needs some type of certificate yes. Cloudflare’s origin cert is free and can be used with either Full or Full(Strict) settings.

A paid Cloudflare issued cert would only be available on our edge, the keys can’t be exported from Cloudflare and imported elsewhere. Your hosting provider might also be able to install a self signed certificate or a certificate issued by Let’s Encrypt.


#6

If you don’t mind telling us who your host provider is, we can provide some more information. Installing SSL on a server varies from host to host.


#7

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