My website says SSL certificate is invalid

#1

Hi all,

I’ve followed the guide on setting up SSL for my website which I completed without any problems and have also installed the Flexible SSL plugin on my website, but I’m still not getting a green padlock. Not sure where I have went wrong! Any help would be appreciated.

#2

That would indicate you dont have a valid certificate on your server. You still need that in order to have a secure site. First configure a valid certificate on your server and then address whatever issue you might still have.

Whats your domain?

#3

My domain is http://followedsocial.com/. In my Cloudflare it says the following

#4

Flexible is a bad choice.

Switch that to “Full strict” and make sure you have a certificate on your server.

#5

From what I get the ssl cert that is set on your server is not for your domain name.
The certificate is only valid for the following names: *.web-hosting.com, web-hosting.com.

#6

To add to @Jake1st’s comment, your site isn’t going through Cloudflare. It’s not even using Cloudflare’s name servers.

And from what Jake said, if there is a certificate there, even if it’s incorrect, you can use Full (not strict) once you get your site on Cloudflare.

#8

Sorry, this information is not really correct. When you use Cloudflare, you need a certificate on the server for the connection to be secure and to set your SSL mode to Full or better, Full (strict).

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