SSL, it stands for Secure Sockets Layer. If you usually work online, I think it is not too strange with you. In short, SSL is a technique that demonstrates the connection between two things: server and website with a symmetric key exchange.
As its name, this technique is used to provide the highly secured, safe environment when customers work on your site and they input the personal information, very private ones such as credit card details or bank account. If your site is integrated SSL, the credibility will be improved significantly, customers will see your site, your business as the trusted partner, as the results, they will visit more. Traffic increases, so high chance to boost your sale amount.
If you have Magento 1 based store and you wonder how to enable SSL, let’s see the article How to configure Magento 1.x store with SSL?
This article will offer you the whole process of enabling SSL in your Magento 2 store, I will describe each step in the most simple way for you to understand. Let’s start:
Step 1: Navigating to Stores > Configuration > General.
Step 2: In General Menu, choose Web
Step 3: The setting pages will open as follow:
Step 4: On the settings page, go to Base URLs (Secure) section
In Secure Base URL field, making the change: from http:// to https:// as the image:
Use Secure URLs on Storefront: To make your storefront accessible only by https:// or SSL, then select YES to enable this.
Use Secure URLs on Admin: To secure your admin panel with the SSL, select YES option from the drop-down.
Clicking Save Config to save all setting you had done
Just by four simple steps, the whole process of setting is done, your Magento 2 based store is configured to work over SSL. If you have any question, click HERE to create ticket for our support team, just drop a line!