Free SSL on Heroku

Heroku made SSL Free and Let's Encrypt has free certificates

Starting today, Heroku has a new free SSL offering: Heroku SSL. So now instead of paying $20/month just to have an SSL certificate, you can have it for free! I’ve been testing this for a couple months and have been really happy with it.

Heroku has instructions if you want to migrate from the old SSL:Endpoint. Soon you’ll be up and running with free certificates.

They even have a new web interface for uploading certificates.

Screen shot of uploading an SSL certificate to Heroku

To go fully free, use a free certificate from Let’s Encrypt and follow our guide to using Let’s Encrypt with a Rails app on Heroku.


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Daniel founded Collective Idea in 2005 to put a name to his growing and already full-time freelance work. He works hard writing code, teaching, and mentoring.


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