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Subdomain site needs HTTPS/SSL Cert

Hello all, here is my dilemma. here is my setup

  • domain registered with google domain
  • main website is hosted on netlify
  • droplet on digital ocean running node

I need to use or assign an SSL cert to my api.mysite.com. When I use the UI to assign a new cert to this sub domain I get the following error message “Failed to validate nameserver records: a non DigitalOcean Name Server was found for <mysite.com> domain.”

Any suggestions?


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Hi @blocksyweb,

I’ll recommend using Certbot to install an SSL for your subdomain located on your Droplet. Take a look at this tutorial here:

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

It will provide you with an example of how to issue an SSL certificate for the domains on a specific droplet, in your case for api.mysite.com.