How do I set up SSL on my 1-click Rails/Unicorn server?

August 4, 2015 704 views
Security Ruby on Rails

I couldn't find a tutorial that fit exactly this use case, I tried the following one and it didn't work :(

1 Answer

The DigitalOcean Ruby on Rails One-Click application uses Nginx as a reverse proxy in front of the Rails app. If you want to set up SSL encryption for your application, the easiest way would be to configure Nginx to use it. Luckily we have a number of tutorials that cover just how to do that.

With Let's Encrypt, obtaining an SSL certificate for use in production has become much simpler, not to mention free! Check out this tutorial for step-by-step instructions for using it to generate a certificate and configure Nginx to use it:

In this tutorial, we will show you how to use Let's Encrypt to obtain a free SSL certificate and use it with Nginx on Ubuntu 14.04. We will also show you how to automatically renew your SSL certificate. If you're running a different web server, simply follow your web server's documentation to learn how to use the certificate with your setup.
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