Im confused, can i use the ssl cert generated by digital ocean to setup port 443 access to my droplet or do i need to bring one in from outside? The section i’m looking at says “Certificates for Load Balancers and Spaces” so maybe this isn’t what i was looking for. But is there another section that generates or provides ssl certs within Digital Ocean? I’ve looked at this D.O. tut but I need more than a self-signed key. (https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-create-a-ssl-certificate-on-apache-for-debian-8). Thanks

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Hi @sunbutter,

The best way would be using Let’s Encrypt and to be more precise, certbot. I’ll recommend checking out the following article :

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-secure-apache-with-let-s-encrypt-on-ubuntu-18-04

I know it’s for Ubuntu but the principle for Debian should be the same.

Give it a try and let me know how it goes.

Regards,
KFSys

by Kathleen Juell
by Erika Heidi
Let's Encrypt is a Certificate Authority (CA) that provides an easy way to obtain and install free TLS/SSL certificates, thereby enabling encrypted HTTPS on web servers. In this tutorial, you will use Certbot to obtain a free SSL certificate for Apache on Ubuntu 18.04 and set up your certificate to renew automatically.
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