PIE, SSL Certificates
When creating a website on Publish.Illinois.Edu, your site is automatically assigned a url of the form https://publish.illinois.edu/sitename. The default SSL certificate for the Publish server will allow your website visitors to access your site over https.
Websites hosted on Publish are protected by SSL by default at their publish.illinois.edu/sitename address. Custom domains require additional steps to configure SSL.
It is possible to map a Publish website to a custom domain. When doing so, additional steps are required to configure SSL access for your site. The easiest way to request an SSL certificate for your site is to fill out the PIE - SSL Certificate Request for Custom Domains form.
You will need your publish URL, custom domain name, department, and a CFOP that can be charged for the certificate. In some cases, a departmental certificate may already be available. If this is the case, your custom domain will be added to the certificate and your CFOP will not be charged. If not, a new certificate will be created and your CFOP will be charged. The current cost for SSL certificates is $38. Certificates are valid for 3 years.