How to add SSL to your Azure hosted Website

It has become best practice for SEO purposes to have your website be secured with an SSL certificate. It provides another indication to the search engines that your site is legitimate. SSL websites are now slightly preferred in the results over ones that are just http.

Azure makes it easy to add an SSL certificate to your website. Essentially it is a two-step process.

Step one: upload your certificate

Step two: bind it to your website



It is pretty much that simple. Of course first you have to have an SSL certificate that is a .pfx file with password that is ready to import. To get my certificate from the .cer that came when I ordered it I imported it into my computer, then exported it as a PFX file.

Azure has some of the best documentation available from anywhere so if you are stuck anywhere along the way this is the URL that you need.

If you’d like us to help you through the process, well we’re here to serve. Please open a ticket and we’ll help you through it.


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