How to install CloudFlare’s Free SSL on Laravel Forge

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September 25th, 2017, posted in #howto
by Cristian T

If you don’t want to pay for an SSL certificate, you can use CloudFlare’s free SSL. Its setup, though, isn’t that apparent and it seems like no one has asked or answered this particular question.



  • you already have CloudFlare setup and your domain name points to it;
  • you manage your server with Laravel Forge (though the same steps should be true for any nginx server);


  1. Generate a self-signed certificate here. It’ll give you the links to 2 files (private key and certificate). Download them.

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