Over the last last year it has become more and more required for websites to be secured using SSL cerificates. But what if you don't really want to pay for a ssl certificate and isn't worried about a green seal verification?
Well, all you need a a certificate from Let's Encrypt, the free SSL provider.
Last year when I tried adding it to one of my other websites it was quite a mission and there weren't much documentation on it for Azure Websites. Today I thought I would try again to add ssl to my blog, and guess what? Scott Hanselman has posted a very nice blog post on how to add this to an Azure Website. I was able to get it set up in just 5 minutes.
You can view the blog post here: https://www.hanselman.com/blog/SecuringAnAzureAppServiceWebsiteUnderSSLInMinutesWithLetsEncrypt.aspx
I am from now on adding it to all my sites by default.