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SSL certificates and Communico 

SSL Certificates are small data files that digitally bind a cryptographic key to an organization’s details. When installed on a web server, they activate the padlock and the https protocol and allow secure connections from a web server to a browser.

SSL and

If you are using Communico's default domain (<your keyword>, you can enable SSL from the Communico control panel.

Enabling SSL
  1. Log in to the control panel and in Sites,  select the site you want SSL to apply to.

  2. Then switch https only on in Site settings and Communico's certificate is used.

SSL and custom domains

If you want SSL to apply to any custom domains you are using for hosted pages (eg attend.mylibrarydomain. info) you will need to generate a Private Key, request certificate(s) and supply them to Communico to install on our web servers.

1. Generate a Private Key and request a Certificate Signing Request (CSR).

For Linux based systems:

Refer to the section titled “Generate a Private Key and a CSR” and follow the steps in this guide

For Windows based systems:
You can generate a Private Key and CSR using Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS). Refer to the sections “How to generate a CSR in Microsoft IIS 7” and “Back Up Private Key” and follow the steps in this guide

2. Submit the CSR to your Certificate Authority or hosting provider.

3. The CA will then send you an SSL Certificate and any intermediate certificates.

4. Provide Communico with your Private Key and certificate(s)

Send Communico both the Private Key you generated (in step 1) and the SSL Certificate, and any intermediate certificates, issued by the CA.

5. Communico will notify you once SSL is applied to your site.