SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private and integral. SSL is an industry standard and is used by millions of websites in the protection of their online transactions with their customers.

By default, all NodeBB hosted forums come with SSL enabled. This means that if you are using the domain that we provide, all your traffic will automatically be encrypted for better security.

If you wish to use your own domain name, please follow the steps outlined in this article. Once complete, contact us at to setup your free SSL certificate to ensure that your traffic remains secure.

SSL certificates are provided by Let's Encrypt, please visit them at