Auto SSL for Website Builder- Domain Pointed via A record

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If your domain is pointed to Homestead, but you do not control the DNS through your Homestead account, this is how to apply the Auto SSL for Website Builder Sites. 

First, make sure your domain is pointed to Homestead via A record.

Click on the Domains tab
If it is pointed correctly, you will see "Activate SSL" to the left of your domain options.

Click that link



This will bring you to a page with 4 step instructions
  1. Log in to your domain hosting provider
  2. Locate the DNS management section in your domain hosting control panel
  3. Add an A Record for *your domain* that points to *IP address*
    *This should be done for the "@" record and the "www" record*
  4. Once the 'A record' Has been modified, Click Next.




A message will pop up verifying that the DNS settings are correct and your SSL will be provisioned soon. 




Please wait 24-48 hours for this change to take effect.
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Posted 6 months ago

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There are 3 A records for the new builder. *, @, and www. Which one do we change?
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@ and www should be changed.
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How long does this take to take effect? I did it last week
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Hello,
Typically it takes no more than 24 hours.

Did you go back to the "Activate SSL" page after you updated the DNS and click "Next" and get the message that the SSL will be provisioned soon? If not, please go do that now.
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I did. I just did it again, so I'll wait and see.
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What domain are you working on?
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Jonathan T.

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turekdigitalmedia.com
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Still nothing. Anything else I need to do?
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Since your domain isn't registered with Homestead, I cannot double check those settings. Can you post a screenshot of your DNS from your domain registrar so I can check it?
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Ok, I will submit a ticket to get this resolved. Your A records look fine.
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This got completed now. Is there anything I did wrong for the future? or was it something on your end ?
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This happened because the domain on this site was changed. It shouldn't happen every time, but if you have any issues please let me know.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Our website monarchplastics.com is showing as not secure. How do we secure it?.

Our website monarchplastics.com is showing as not secure.  How do we secure it?
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Please follow these instructions to secure your domain
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"A" record changed 4 days ago, but SSL is still not provisioned.  Site in question is saintmarysmission.org
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After you changed the A records, did you go back to the Activate SSL screen and click "Next" so our system could check for that change?
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yes and got the message that it had been changed., but it doesn't show in the browser.
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OK, thank you, so you've done everything that needs to be done on your end. I will create a ticket to get this resolved. It should be working within 24 hours.
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thank you. :)
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Happy to help. I'll check it in the morning too, to make sure it updates.
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Hey Susan,

I just wanted to check back in with you. Unfortunately, this ticket hasn't been responded to yet. I'm sorry for the inconvenience, but we will have to push the expected resolution time to Monday. I will check back in on Monday
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Ho Hum  :(
Thanks for letting me know Elyzabeth.
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This domain is now showing as secure!
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Wonderful. :)  TY