Installing SSL Certificate on Bigcommerce

To install an SSL certificate on your BigCommerce store, you'll need to follow a few steps. BigCommerce provides options for using their built-in SSL or installing a custom SSL certificate. If you have a custom SSL certificate, here's how to install it


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Here are the general steps to install an SSL certificate on Bigcommerce:

1. Access Your BigCommerce Control Panel

Log in to your BigCommerce control panel using your store's URL and your administrator login credentials.

2. Go to Store Setup

From the BigCommerce dashboard, go to the "Store Setup" section.

3. Click on "Store Settings"

Click on "Store Settings" in the left-hand menu.

4. Select "Store Details"

In the "Store Settings" menu, select "Store Detail."

5. Scroll Down to the "SSL Certificate" Section

Scroll down until you see the "SSL Certificate" section.

6. Choose "Use a Custom SSL Certificate"

Under the "SSL Certificate" section, select the "Use a Custom SSL Certificate" option.

7. Upload SSL Certificate Files

You will see fields for uploading the SSL certificate files. Upload the following files:

  • SSL Certificate: Upload your .crt file.

  • Private Key: Upload your .key file.

  • Certificate Chain: If you have intermediate or CA certificates, upload them here.

  • Click "Save":

  • After uploading your SSL certificate files, click the "Save" button to save your changes.

8. Wait for Activation

It may take some time for the SSL certificate to be activated and fully configured on your BigCommerce store. Be patient, and periodically check your store to ensure the SSL certificate is working correctly.

9. Certificate Installation

You have completed all the required steps to install your SSL certificate. Verify that the SSL certificate is correctly installed by accessing your website or service using HTTPS. After installing your certificate, it is a good practice to test your SSL setup using various online tools to ensure everything is working correctly.

10. Set Up 301 Redirects (Optional)

It's a good practice to set up 301 redirects to ensure that all HTTP traffic is redirected to the HTTPS version of your site. This can be done through your BigCommerce control panel or using your server's .htaccess file if you have access to it

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