The SSL Encryption dropdown allows configuration of how SSL will be used on your site. If your site is a Starter Plan site, you must upgrade to at least Standard Plan to use SSL. There are four options for SSL use:
- Disabled will redirect any SSL/HTTPS request to your site to a non-secure HTTP connection.
- Login Only will enforce use of SSL for the Login process only. This is usefull to ensure secure transmission of passwords without requiring SSL on the entire site.
- Optional SSL lets the user decide whether to use SSL or not on any page by entering HTTPS:// in the browser address bar instead of HTTP://.
- Required will redirect any non-secure connection to a secure connection.
SSL may be slightly slower than non-secure lines and uses more resources both on the user's computer and the server, and should only be used when data on the site is of a sensitive nature. The Login Only SSL option is the recommend setting for a good mix of security and speed.
Tip: If you're trying to make a link with the editor that includes https://SITENAME.editme.com you may notice that the editor removes this part of the link and won't switch the user to SSL mode when clicking it. This is a benefit most of the time. There are two work-arounds available to force the editor to include the full URL in a link:
- Instead of including just the URL in the link dialog, include the following:
- Instead of using the Link dialog, use double brackets, like this:
- [[https://SITENAME.editme.com/PAGE This text will be linked.]]
Using a custom domain for your site? See the information about using SSL for Custom Domains on the Custom Domains page.