If your domain uses HTTPS, you need to establish a secure certificate, as well as enable HTTPS with us, before adding your domain to Distil. Failing to do so will cause your site’s visitors to receive an error message indicating that the connection is not trusted.
SSL certificates provide a means to verify an encrypted connection, for example between a user’s browser and your webserver. This type of secure connection ensures that private information, such as credit card numbers and other sensitive data, cannot be stolen or “sniffed” during the user session.
There are two options for terminating HTTPS traffic with Distil. You may:
- Let Distil establish and manage a dedicated certificate on your behalf, or
- Provide Distil with your existing SSL certificate
There are also certain situations where a third option for handling HTTPS traffic with Distil is required, such as wildcard certificates for subdomains or vetting via email.
Contact support to enable SSL on your Distil service.