I pointed my SSL domain to CF’s name servers this morning and soon noticed the site was down with an SSL issue. I then noticed my SSL setting in CF was showing “Authorizing Certificate” and read that this means my site would be down for 24 hours until CF approves my SSL cert. I tried changing the SSL setting to “Flexible” but that didn’t solve the problem. I also tried turning off the orange cloud for my DNS A record in order to bypass traffic around CF, but I continued to see the same SSL connection problem to my website. Finally, I had to point my domain away from CF’s names servers to stop the bleeding.
Are all SSL websites using CF’s free level expected to live with 24 hours of downtime in order to use CF? Is there any way to keep my website up while the SSL cert is being authorized? I was really looking forward to using CF, but 24 hours of downtime would be a terrible price to pay.