What I want to do Expose an Flask API via Droplet over HTTPS.
What I’ve done
Thank you in advance.
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You can secure the traffic with the Let’s Encrypt’s SSL Certificate with no issues, usually, this is what they’re mostly used for in general.
The certificate files should be stored in
/etc/letsencrypt/and you can inspect them at any time.
You can also set up a cronjob to auto-renew the certificate.
Thank you both.
@Richard: Yes, I noticed the documentation indicated that certificates can be used with load balancers, easy enough, but given that I’m not using a load balancer at this point (as the traffic doesn’t warrant it), I was looking to know if I could use those same certificates to secure an HTTP server directly.
@KFSys: Interesting, I will look. I ended up running CERTBOT directly on the Droplet server, mounted the directory containing the cert into my container, and then referenced them in Dockerfile’s Gunicorn run command. It ended up working great, but was a little more work than expected.
I have services running the way you describe:
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