What are NationBuilder's SSL offerings for websites? I've observed that secure pages are becoming a standard across the web. Some browsers like Google Chrome will even throw up an error when trying to access non-SSL pages. I would like to know what NationBuilder can do to allay my concerns.
Today, we started the process of upgrading all existing websites with custom domains to full site SSL so that every page on your site is encrypted. This process should be complete by the end of January and - beginning February 1st, 2018 - all new custom domains will automatically have SSL enabled.
As long as your custom domain is properly configured, you don’t need to do anything! This upgrade will be seamless, free, and any links on the internet to the non-SSL pages will automatically redirect.
NationBuilder is aware of the updates from Google Chrome and recognizes the need for custom domain SSL.
The team continues work to make SSL less cost-prohibitive.
As you have observed, it is becoming a standard across the web for all pages to be SSL secured. It sounds like Google is moving in that direction. NationBuilder is too. At the moment, NationBuilder can offer SSL on all websites as long as they are not using a custom domain. Therefore, if you used https://[slug].nationbuilder.com/* without the custom domain, you could enjoy SSL on all of your pages on the website. If you choose to use a custom domain, you can still enjoy SSL encryption, but just on the donation, login and control panel pages which use SSL on the https://[slug].nationbuilder.com format. These pages are secured so that sensitive information on this site (for example, passwords or credit cards), are not stolen by attackers.
Now that said, NationBuilder is working on a way to offer SSL on all websites, including those that use a custom domain. However, at the moment, the process to accomplish this is cost-prohibitive. Therefore, we can only offer custom domain SSL as an add-on if you're using one of NationBuilder's Enterprise or Network plans.
In the future, it is a priority of our Product team to find a way to make SSL available and affordable for all NationBuilder websites with custom domains. If you are interested in following this process, please follow the public issue on custom domain SSL.
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