Learn more about SSL CertificatesWhat is an SSL?
SSL certificates are used to protect sensitive information like credit card numbers, login information, email addresses, and more. A website with an SSL certificate is identified using a number of trust indicators, like "https" and the padlock icon in the browser bar, a site seal from a reputable Certificate Authority (CA), and a green bar that wraps around the URL on more premium certificates. These visual trust indicators help create a more trustful environment where potential customers feel confident in making purchases.Why Do I Need an SSL?
Having an SSL can help build your customers trust when they use your site. The SSL is also used to secure sensitive information that the customer enters on the storefront. Like credit card numbers, login information, and email addresses. The image below will show some additional benefits to using a SSL.
NOTE: You MUST obtain your SSL through InkSoft. This can either be our free 'Let's Encrypt' option, or one of the paid options. SSL's obtained outside of InkSoft are not compatible.
InkSoft's Built-In SSL
InkSoft provides an SSL as part of using the directory https://stores.inksoft.com/ for all pages of your sites and site pages. This is used as the default for all of your stores.
However, If you would like to display your custom url/domain instead of stores.inksoft.com, then you would need to acquire a separate SSL specifically for that custom domain. Read below to learn about these different options.
Types of SSLs
Single Domain - The single-domain SSL will only cover one domain of your choosing.
Single Domain Example:
Multi-Domain - This option will allow you to have multiple domains under 1 SSL. Typically this certificate allows up to 5 individual domains. However some options like the Comodo EV Multi-Domain SSL Certificate, Comodo Multi-Domain Wildcard SSL Certificate allow up to 3.
Wildcard - The Wildcard SSL will cover the main domain that the SSL was issued too, and all of the sub-domains set on the main domain.
What SSL Do you Need?