How to Make Your Facebook App SSL Secure

Facebook uses an "SSL-Only" policy toward app development. This shouldn't be new news to anyone but has been a pain to many operators that are hosting a Facebook App. We recognize this issue and are able to help you navigate through to success.

Before continuing, you will need to set up a Private SSL which is tied to your domain name. Please visit the following article for information regaring how to obtain an SSL:

Once you have your URL of where your App is hosted, it is time to make sure it is setup properly on Facebook.

1.) Login to Facebook then go to https://developers.facebook.com

2.) Click on Apps

3.) Select the Facebook App

4.) Click on Edit Settings

5.) Update the Secure Canvas URL:

Use your domain name (the one associated with your SSL certificate) rather than "hostgator.com" in the example above.

6.) Turn on your Secure Browsing and check your Facebook App to make sure that it all working.

Note: If you happen to have a Page Tab setup for your App you would need to follow the same practice to use SSL for the Page Tab.

Update the Secure Page Tab URL:

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About SSL

SSLSSL and Secure Certificates provide security for your website by encrypting communications between the server and the person visiting the website. It is required to be used on e-commerce sites when accepting credit card payments online.

HostGator Business and Enterprise hosting plans include a Comodo Private SSL Certificate. Several types of SSL Certificates are also available for purchase separately from HostGator and can be added to most hosting plans.