How To Create a Self-Signed SSL Certificate for Nginx

TLS (Transport Layer Security) and its predecessor SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) are web protocols used to wrap normal traffic in a protected, encrypted wrapper. This technology enables server and client to communicate securely, and the certificate system allows users to verify the identity of websites. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to set up a self-signed SSL certificate for use with an Nginx web server on your OS.