Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Installing an SSL certificate for NGinx on Ubuntu

Never thought that it would be that easy with a tool called Letsencrypt but basically if you want to add SSL certificate on your Nginx server all you have to do is follow the instructions here that is :

- Update / Install the following packages:
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:certbot/certbot
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install python-certbot-nginx 
then you ask certbot to install :
sudo certbot --nginx
Note: You will be asked for a domain name , ip addresses will not be allowed

Also certificates need to be renewed , cerbot can take care of that according to documentation

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