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Getting my API domain to be HTTPS

Posted November 22, 2020 171 views
NetworkingFlask

I have a website (configs.fun) hosted at Namecheap, it uses cloudflare & is HTTPS.

I have a server with digitalocean where I run my api, I added my domain to it so api.example.com/endpoint will resolve to my flask api. When I send a HTTP request from my web app (https://configs.fun/ to http://api.example.com/ I get a ‘Mixed Content’ error, api.example.com needs to be HTTPS (or my Flask Application does atleast). I have been looking to see how I can get certificates for Flask and I saw DigitalOcean offers certificates for your domains.

I made a new certificate for my domain & subdomain but I don’t know how I am going to make my Flask app run on HTTPS.

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Hi there,

What I could suggest is using Nginx as a reverse proxy for your Flask application. That way you will be able to add a Let’s Encrypt SSL using certbot.

You can follow the instructions on how to do that here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-serve-flask-applications-with-uswgi-and-nginx-on-ubuntu-18-04

Hope that this helps!
Regards,
Bobby

by Justin Ellingwood
by Kathleen Juell
In this guide, we will be setting up a simple Python application using the Flask microframework on Ubuntu 18.04. The bulk of this article will be about how to set up the uWSGI application server to launch the application and how to configure Nginx to act as a front-end reverse proxy.
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