Greg (gregstoll) wrote,

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Using Let's Encrypt to make support HTTPS!

Since I have a few projects that require passwords (most notably LJBackup), I've wanted to set up HTTPS on my website. I had done this with my own self-signed certificate a while back, which works but gives you a pretty scary-looking warning in various browsers. I've blocked out the memory of what I had to do to get this to work, but it was very painful.

So when I read about Let's Encrypt again, I thought I'd give it a shot. They recommend using certbot to automatically enable HTTPS, and I was pretty skeptical but thought it was worth a shot.

And - wow! It totally works! It made a certificate and updated my Apache config that worked correctly out of the box. Now has a pretty green lock when you visit it :-)
Tags: ljbackup, programming

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