Two types of SSL available now for Azure Websites

If you have followed any of the Azure website forums, you'd realize that having SSL available was one of the highest rated requests. That's hardly surprising given the number of clients that want to use these sites for eCommerce work.

So it's really good to see that Scott Guthrie and the team have been listening and that SSL is now available. The pricing is shown here: http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/pricing/details/web-sites/ To see the details, click on the "SSL" button in the "Learn More" area. An FAQ is also provided.

SSL has been provided in two forms. SNI (Server Name Indication) is the method that allows multiple sites to share a common IP address yet have different certificates. That's the lower cost option currently at $6 USD per month.

Most browsers nowadays work properly with SNI based SSL, but if you do have to deal with earlier versions that don't (such as IE6 or browsers on Windows XP), you can get an IP based SSL configured instead. That currently costs $26 USD per month.

This is really good news.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.