How long does it take for Cloudflare's SSL to activate?

Cloudflare's Universal SSL (paid plans) and any plan using Dedicated Certificates will typically activate in 10-15 minutes or so, unless our certificate vendors have additional checks in place that may delay issuance for up to 24 hours.

Customers choosing Cloudflare's free Universal option may require taking up to 24 hours for our certificate vendors to process the SSL order. If a Universal SSL certificate is taking longer to issue, it may be due to manual review on brand, phishing, or TLD requirements.


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