Creating secure microsites

A secure microsite uses SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) to encrypt the data that is passed between a visitor's browser and the web server. This type of microsite is the preferred type over basic microsites. Normally, data sent between the browser and the webserver is transmitted in plain text. SSL encrypts the data so it cannot be intercepted by a third party, making it ideal for microsites that will involve the exchange of sensitive information, like passwords.

Important: Using this feature is recommended for all sites as an industry standard. Modern web browsers generate prominent warnings and may even block content from non-secure sites.

When you set up a secure microsite, you need to register a new SSL certificate with Eloqua to use for your microsite. You cannot reuse an existing SSL certificate that your company owns.

To create a secure microsite:

  1. Complete the process for registering an SSL certificate in Eloqua for your secure microsite, as described in Registering SSL certificates for secure microsites and branded domains. After the SSL certificate you uploaded has been installed by Oracle Support (it will show an Active status on the Manage SSL Certificates page), you can proceed to the next step.

  2. Navigate to Assets An image of the Assets icon, which is represented by a black pencil. > Website Setup, then click Microsites to view the Microsite Setup page.
  3. Click Add, and then click Secure Microsite. A new microsite titled "Untitled Microsite" is added to the list of microsites, and its settings page is displayed to the right of the microsites list.

    Screenshot showing the action and result when you add a new secure microsite.

  4. Complete the Settings page:
    1. Enter a Microsite Name.
    2. Select an SSL certificate from the Certificates list. Active SSL certificates are listed by name, followed by the certificate type in parenthesis.
    3. Click Add Subdomain and enter the subdomain.
    4. Select a Default Page. This is the main landing page that users see when they access the microsite (unless a specific URL is requested).
  5. Click Save.

Your secure microsite is created.

Learn more

Renewing SSL certificates for secure microsites and branded domains

Secure microsites


Knowledge Base: Microsites: How to Install an SSL Certificate to Create a Secure Microsite

Knowledge Base: 'CNAME' Record' for Secured or SSL Microsites