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My API is in digital ocean droplet with an IP only, How can access my API in another Vercel app which has https and currently it blocks.

Currently a vercel app blocks all API calls claiming that the request to an insecure site can’t be made from a secure one therefore incompatible.

I need any suggestion to make this IP to be whitelisted in vercel app, I will favor suggestions on using IP and not a domain for the API.


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Bobby Iliev
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April 25, 2022

Hello,

I would recommend taking a look at this answer here by ryanpq on how to get an SSL for an IP address:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/ssl-for-ip-address

You basically have two options:

  • Create a self-signed ssl certificate. This has the benefit of being free and fairly easy to set up but will result in a security warning in most browsers since they look for a trusted authority to have issued the certificate. If you are creating this for internal use this may be the best option.

  • Purchase an SSL certificate from a provider. For this I’d recommend reaching out to a few providers to find one that will support issuing a certificate for your public IP address.

Alternatively, you could add a subdomain name to your server, like api.yourdomian.com, that way you can use Let’s Encrypt and get a free SSL certificate:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-secure-nginx-with-let-s-encrypt-on-ubuntu-20-04

Hope that this helps!

Regards,

Bobby