I have a working cloudways letsencrypt.org SSL certificate for roofvents.com, and it gets an A+ rating from SSL Labs However, it does not support “non-SNI” browsers, which is what Google uses to check SSL certificates. Therefore, Google sees my certificate as “Self-Signed” and sent the following error:
To: Webmaster of https :// roofvents .com/
Google has detected that the SSL/TLS certificate used on https:// roofvents. com/ is self-signed, which means that it was issued by your server rather than by a Certificate Authority. Because only Certificate Authorities are considered trusted sources for SSL/TLS certificates, your certificate cannot be trusted by most of the browsers. In addition, a self-signed certificate means that your content is not authenticated, it can be modified, and your user’s data or browsing behavior can be intercepted by a third-party. As a result, many web browsers will block users by displaying a security warning message when your site is accessed. This is done to protect users’ browsing behavior from being intercepted by a third party, which can happen on sites that are not secure.
If you have already replaced your TLS certificate, you can ignore this message. Thank you for making your website safer for your users.
This is bogus, but Google counts SSL scores in site ranking. This could not be fixed for shared hosts, but the cloudways IPs are not shared, are they? The IP address of my server is only my IP address, so it could be configured to use my letsencrypt SSL certificate for the fixed IP of that server, I have no other applications on it. Can Cloudways support do this for me, or can I get the root password for my server so I can do it? Please let me know. I’m also curious how other admins have dealt with this, and if other s have gotten this message and ignored it. I searched but didn’t find this topic.