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Cloudflare and their new SSL for free users

Discussion in 'Server Configuration and Hosting' started by nodle, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. nodle

    nodle Well-Known Member

    So what do you guys think of Cloudflare's announcement today? I am excited for it! (y)

    More info
     
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  2. nodle

    nodle Well-Known Member

    I wonder if we will need any special instructions for setting it up using Xenforo? Or will it automatically be applied as a setting under the control panel. Any ideas @damoncloudflare ?
     
  3. hellreturn

    hellreturn Active Member

    More down time? I always had a tons of downtime when I was using cloudflare while back. Things have changed? How good it is now?
     
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  4. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

    It depends, it works pretty well for me. Glad to see SSL support coming for free users.

    I suppose that Google's announcement that sites with SSL will have preferential treatment to non-SSL sites had something to do with this change.
     
  5. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

  6. Xon

    Xon Well-Known Member

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  7. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    Just tried and it didn't work instant, How long should I wait for it to be activated @damoncloudflare ?
    The domain I tested is already using Cloudflare for months.
     
  8. BamaStangGuy

    BamaStangGuy Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Sep 30, 2014
  9. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

  10. BamaStangGuy

    BamaStangGuy Well-Known Member

    Yes. Its only been a few hours so far since I set up Cloudflare on it.
     
  11. dieketzer

    dieketzer Well-Known Member

    it appears to be working now.
    please keep us informed! i gave cloudflare a go a couple of years ago, even went on the paid plan. but the anomalies were so common that seemingly every other day one user or another was having problems related to cloudflare. i am curious to see if it (and by extension this ssl service) are improved.
     
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  12. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    It was using Comodo now, not from Cloudflare.
    Correct me of I'm wrong.
     
  13. dieketzer

    dieketzer Well-Known Member

    correct, although i dont know if cloudflare has some sort of deal with them or not. im not even completely sure what cloudflare is offering, i suppose.
     
  14. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    We don't know what is that Universal SSL :D
    How does it support millions of domain :D
     
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  15. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

  16. DennisSkov

    DennisSkov Active Member

    I heard a while ago that CloudFlare would be offering SSL 'for free' to pro customers due to Google's statement about SSL. I'm not sure whether or not this is correct, though.

    Thanks for the heads up, OP!
     
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  17. nodle

    nodle Well-Known Member

    So for us running Xenforo and using this are there changes that need to be made say to the config.php or the htaccess file that need to be changed for it to work, or will it work straight out the the box? I have seen users on there forcing SSL etc. Just wondering if we have to make changes on our side for this to work with it?
     
  18. Xon

    Xon Well-Known Member

    XenForo's configuration doesn't require any changes for https vs http. It is all about the webserver's configuration.

    If you are using Full SSL or Full SSL (Strict), then nothing needs to be changed provided your webserver is setup to pass in if the connection is HTTPS or not. For Flexible SSL, you need to parse the header they push down in the webserver (ref) to then push HTTPS status into XenForo.

    CloudFlare pushes the following header for each connection:
    Code:
    CF-Visitor: {"scheme":"https"}
    If you can issue a self-signed cert, and your site works properly with that; then you aren't going to have an issue with Full SSL. In the future CloudFlare have said they will be supporting SSL-cert pinning for Full SSL or Full SSL (Strict).
     
  19. DennisSkov

    DennisSkov Active Member

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    Xon Well-Known Member

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