I successfully set up a production instance of EPiServer find 6 weeks ago. I recall there was an interface to define whether documents and SSL are required, though I can not recall or work out how to get back into this interface add these features. I can't seem to find this interface within http://find.episerver.com.
We try and do as little as possible in configuration with find. SSL is done by changing from http to https in your config section for EPiserver Find. "https://es-api01.episerver.com/XXXXXX" as an example.
Indexing documents is just the case that you need to enable it on startup.
Can read more at: http://find.episerver.com/Documentation/episerver-cms-integration-indexing