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Let’s make sure that you have installed a valid and functioning SSL certificate on the site before enabling Joomla SSL. If you haven’t yet, you can take a look at the SSL certificate options here, or using Encrypt certificates ready for most accounts.

Enable SSL for Joomla

Let’s carry out the steps below to activate SSL for Joomla:

Step 1:  Log in to Administrator of your site

  • If you are using Joomla 2.5 on your site  >  go to Site > choose Global Configuration
  • If you are using Joomla 3 > go to System >  choose Global Configuration

Step 2: Access the Server tab

Step 3: Choose Server settings > then Force SSL list box > choose one of 2 options below:

  • Use SSL then choose “Administrator Only” to make administration interface accessible only. We strongly recommend with SSL for the administrator interface at least for enhanced security.
  • Use SSL > choose “Entire Site” to make the whole site accessible.

Step 4: Now click Save to enable SSL for Joomla.

Let’s Encrypt with Joomla

The SSL certificate from the recognized Certificate Authority should be used on your site since it is automated, free and open authority admitted by the modern browsers.

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