SSL on standard GitLab image


I just started out with a GitLab Droplet based on the ready provide image available.

Everything is running pretty smooth except I seem to be unable to get SSL working. I am following the guide I found here:

To setup https. It seems all goes well until I try to connect to my url at http: or https: after the updates have been made. I just get a failed to open page message.

I checked on the server with “nmap localhost” and indeed when I change the config url to instead of that both port 80 and port 443 are not open. As long as the config says port 80 opens fine and connections through http can be made without problems.

Could anyone point me in the right direction on what I should do to get ssl working?

Thanks in advance.

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Hi friend.

I have the same problem, until I read the official document here:

note the ‘https’ below

external_url “

If there line is http, gitlab will not use https at all, without any warning T_T…

I seem to have it working for the most part, but the gravatar images keep being loaded via http instead of https.

Hi, Is your certificate encrypted with passphrase? Check your nginx logs: /var/log/gitlab/nginx/* If you find something like this:

2014-07-31_10:21:02.65460 nginx: [emerg] SSL_CTX_use_PrivateKey_file("/etc/gitlab/ssl/gitlab.key") failed (SSL: error:0906406D:PEM routines:PEM_def_callba
ck:problems getting password error:0906A068:PEM routines:PEM_do_header:bad password read error:140B0009:SSL routines:SSL_CTX_use_PrivateKey_file:PEM lib)
2014-07-31_10:21:03.69148 Enter PEM pass phrase:

You can use this command to remove passphrase:

openssl rsa -in -out server.key