How to install ssl certificate using App in digitialocean

I did App aplication instead to make a droplet and it’s working fine my app is a web page in laravel and I bought a domain in Namecheap… I did link my app (digitalocean) with my domain without issues… but I have a question how to install the certificate…in the option App in digitalocean is available a terminal…but, I don’t know how to create the file crs…in a few words I dont know how to make the certificate using App in digitalocean (My app use nodejs)

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September 14, 2023

Keep in mind that if you are using the DigitalOCean App Platform this is all done automatically. The renew is also done automatically and you can rest assured that this is under control.


Bobby Iliev
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September 6, 2023

Hi there,

One of the benefits of using the DigitalOcean App Platform is its managed SSL/TLS. The platform automatically provisions and renews SSL certificates for the domains you add. If you have linked your domain to the DigitalOcean App Platform successfully, an SSL certificate should be automatically provisioned for your domain.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to set up a custom domain and SSL with the DigitalOcean App Platform:

  1. Add a Custom Domain to Your App:

    • Navigate to the DigitalOcean control panel.
    • Go to your app’s dashboard within the App Platform.
    • Under the “Domains” section, click “Add Domain”.
    • Enter your custom domain and click “Add”.
  2. Update DNS Records:

    • Go to your domain registrar (in your case, Namecheap) and update the DNS records to point to the DigitalOcean App Platform. DigitalOcean should provide you with the necessary CNAME or A records.
    • It might take some time for DNS propagation, so be patient.
  3. Automatic SSL Certificate Provisioning:

    • Once the DNS records are correctly set up and propagated, DigitalOcean’s App Platform will automatically provision an SSL certificate for your domain using Let’s Encrypt.
    • After this step, your app should be accessible via https:// followed by your custom domain.

You don’t need to create CSR files or manually handle certificates because DigitalOcean automates this for you.

Hope that this helps!



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September 6, 2023


If you are using the DigitalOCean App Platform this is all done automatically. With the App Platform, DigitalOcean creates, manages, and renews your SSL certificates automatically.

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