# SSL

# Overview

Forge supports installing custom SSL certificates and using LetsEncrypt to generate free certificates for your websites.

# LetsEncrypt

LetsEncrypt provides free SSL certificates that are recognized across all major browsers.

If you need to install LetsEncrypt for multiple domains, you may separate multiple domains using commas.

Cloning a LetsEncrypt Certificate

Because of the LetsEncrypt renewal process, it is not possible to clone LetsEncrypt certificates. You will need to issue a new certificate.

# Wildcard Subdomain LetsEncrypt Certificates

To install a LetsEncrypt certificate with support for wildcard subdomains, you will need to list both the wildcard subdomain and the root domain in your domain list: *.domain.com, domain.com. LetsEncrypt only supports the dns-01 challenge type when issuing wildcard certificates, so you will need to provide API credentials for your DNS provider.

Forge currently supports the following DNS providers:

  • Cloudflare
  • DigitalOcean
  • DNSimple
  • Linode
  • Route53
  • OVH

# Cloudflare API Token

If you are using Cloudflare, your Cloudflare API token must have the Zone.Zone.Read and Zone.DNS.Edit permissions. In addition, the token must have permissions on all zones attached to your Cloudflare account.

# Existing Certificates

You can also install purchased certificates through the Forge UI.