An SSL connection encrypts data that is passed between web servers and browsers. This article covers the options available to you in order to secure the connection between your site and the server it is hosted on.
Sites that are hosted under the smapply domains will not require an SSL certificate to be purchased. As we host this domain, our SSL certificate secures your connection without any action taken on your part. However, in the case that a custom or vanity URL is in use, our SSL certificate no longer covers you.
Sites will be covered under the SM Apply SSL certificate if they are hosted under the following domains:
When a custom or vanity URL is used instead of one of the SurveyMonkey Apply domains listed above, a secure connection under our SSL certificate is not covered. In this case, an SSL certificate must be purchased from an SSL certificate provider and applied to our server.
To obtain an SSL certificate for your vanity URL:
In order to generate a CSR that can be used to purchase an SSL certificate we will require the following information from you: