Self-signed certificate for droplet


I have a droplet running Spring Boot application. What is the most painless way to setup SSL for it? Is there general option where I can drop in certificate or do I have to configure nginx or apache?


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Indeed, what I could suggest is setting up Nginx as a reverse proxy that way you could use Let’s Encrypt to secure your installation.

Your Nginx reverse proxy server block would look something like this:

server {
        listen 80;
        listen [::]:80;


        location / {
             proxy_pass http://localhost:8080/;
             proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
             proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Proto $scheme;
             proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Port $server_port;

Then you could follow the steps here on how to setup Let’s Encrypt:

Hope that this helps. Regards, Bobby