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TLS All the Things!

Let's say you have a website associated with a Google Apps for Your Domain (though okay, it's Google Apps for Work now) registration, and served off of App Engine. Great! Now let's say you want to enable that website for HTTPS. Great...ish.

There's an article that walks you through the some of the steps, though it actually points you to another article halfway through. But following the steps in those article presupposes that you already have a certificate that you want to use, and that's hardly ever going to be the case for folks who just want to set things up for the first time.

I just went through the process for Sheryl's business, and used to obtain the certificate. (I actually tried using StartSSL first, but ended up requesting a certificate with a 4096 bit key that I couldn't use with App Engine. And their UI is just awful.) Using was mostly painless, and a great deal at $16/year, but there are a few things that aren't entirely…