Convert partial setup to full setup
If you initially set up a partial domain on Cloudflare, you can later migrate it to a
. full setup
Step 1 — Prepare Cloudflare SSL/TLS
In the Cloudflare dashboard, either order an
or advanced certificate for your application. upload a custom SSL certificate
You also should verify that the
of your SSL certificate is status Active. Universal SSL only supports first-level subdomains. For more coverage and additional flexibility, you can purchase an Advanced Certificate or upload a Custom SSL certificate.
Step 2 — Update settings in authoritative DNS
At least 24 hours prior to converting your application, disable DNSSEC at your authoritative DNS provider.
As a best practice, you should also delete the previous at your authoritative DNS provider. To locate this value in the Cloudflare dashboard, go to zone activation TXT record DNS and find the Verification TXT Record.
Step 3 — Convert to full setup
In the Cloudflare dashboard:
Go to Overview > Advanced Actions. Click Convert to Full DNS setup (this will not affect how your traffic is proxied). Import your records into Cloudflare DNS and verify that they have been configured correctly. Usually, you will want to import unproxied (gray-clouded) records.
Step 4 — Activate full setup
Using values from the Cloudflare dashboard, go to your registrar and
. update your nameservers
In the Cloudflare dashboard, we recommend that you also
and add the DS record to your registrar. enable DNSSEC
Once all the DNS TTLs expire, all your DNS queries will be answered by Cloudflare’s global edge network.
Start proxying additional hostnames by enabling the
(also known as orange-clouding) for specific DNS records. Previously proxied subdomains will continue to be proxied without any interruption. proxy status