SSL

You can activate SSL certificates in your Shopify admin to encrypt your online storefront's content and publish it securely using HTTPS instead of HTTP. For example, if your store's URL is http://www.boutique.com, it will be updated to https://www.boutique.com after you activate SSL certificates. Customers who use the original URL will be redirected to the encrypted storefront.

Having SSL certificates on your storefront lets you:

  • add a new layer of security—256-bit encryption—to your online storefront by using HTTPS instead of HTTP
  • build customer trust by displaying the SSL padlock icon beside your online storefront's URL:
Ssl padlock icon

If your online storefront displays content (including images, videos, or webfonts) that's hosted somewhere other than Shopify, then you can verify it on the Domains settings page in your Shopify admin to make sure it doesn't invalidate your storefront's SSL certificate.

Tip

SSL certificates are activated by default in Shopify for your store's checkout, and for any content that's hosted on your .myshopify.com domain.

Best practices for SSL content

There are a few things you can do to make sure your online store's content stays secure:

  • host all of your online store's content on Shopify or a server that publishes over HTTPS (learn about uploading files to your Shopify admin)
  • host your video content on a service that publishes over HTTPS
  • if you're using webfonts, make sure they're published over HTTPS from their source.

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