You can secure your governor website using an SSL certificate purchased from any trusted certificate authority. Governor supports both single domain and wildcard domain certificates.

Before getting started

Before you begin, you should have a certificate issued from a trusted certificate authority (such as GoDaddy, RapidSSL,, etc).  You will need the following files to get started:

  • A certificate issued by a trusted authority (Note: PEM encoded x509 format is required)

  • The private key used to generate the certificate (Note: PEM encoded PKCS#1 format is required)

  • Any CA bundle/chain certificates that were issued with your domain certificate. (Note: PEM encoded x509 format is required)

Uploading your certificate

To upload your certificate first visit the SSL section under Settings in your sites dashboard.

Select "Add Certificate" from the top of the SSL management screen

You will be prompted to enter your key, certificate, and intermediate/chain bundle.

Open each file in a text editor and copy the contents into the appropriate inputs for the key, certificate, and chain.

Select the green check to save the certificate and key to your site.

You will now see your certificate listed. Ensure the domain name listed matches the domain for your site. 

Enabling SSL on your site

Once your SSL certificate has been uploaded, you're ready to bind it to your domain.

In the Domains tab under Settings, you can bind each configured domain to an installed SSL certificate.

To bind a domain simply choose the certificate you wish to bind from the associated dropdown.

Once you have bound your certificate(s) to your domain(s) Save the changes to your domain settings.


To force HTTPS on your site. Find the "Force HTTPS?" toggle located in domain settings and turn it on.

Once enabled, all HTTP requests will be redirected to HTTPS.

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