Campus Suite uses Let's Encrypt to handle SSL. It is a free service that helps organizations around the world obtain, renew, and manage SSL/TLS certificates. Which can then be used to enable a secure HTTPS connection for your website. 

Below you will find a list of links that will help answer any questions that you may have on Let's Encrypt and SSL/TLS certificates.  

  • How it works - Explains Domain Validation & Certificate Issuance and Revocation works.
  • FAQ - Covers both general questions about Let's Encrypt and technical ones that you may have.
  • Certificate Compatibility - Reviews what software and hardware that Let's Encrypt certificates are compatible and not compatible with. 
  • Certifcate - Lists the different types of certificates that they offer.

To have SSL enabled on your website, please put in a support ticket requesting it. The support team will then schedule your site to be set up.

How do I set up a secure SSL certificate for my site using Let's Encrypt?

If you would like to set up a secure SSL certificate for your site using Let's Encrypt we recommend waiting after initially requesting the certificate to make the necessary change to it so that no errors will occur. After three to five days, log into your Let's Encrypt account again and click on the domain followed by the icon to the right of the sub-domain (typically done on the www). There you will find the Domain Configuration pull-down menu that lets you tell the certificate how to act, the options that are available are listed below, choose Secure from the selection. 

  • Insecure - Forces HTTP connections; it will redirect HTTPS to HTTP.  
  • Hybrid - Allows for both HTTP and HTTPS; no redirects are made and it just uses the protocol of the request.  
  • Secure - Forces HTTPS, so HTTP will redirect to HTTPS.
  • None - This setting is default (no specific selection was made), and in practice works exactly as Hybrid does.