Simulate a HTTPS server on your development machineΒΆ

It can happen that you want to simulate a production server on your development environment.

Here is how to do this:

$ sudo env PATH=$PATH getlino configure --web-server nginx --no-appy --no-redis --no-monit --db-user lino db-password lino
$ sudo env PATH=$PATH getlino startsite noi a

Now you can start http://a.locaolhost in your browser.

You can activate https on this server using a self-signed certificate. For this, edit your /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/a.conf:

upstream django_a {
   ...
}

server {
  server_name a.localhost;
  ...

  listen [::]:443 ssl;
  listen 443 ssl;

  ssl_certificate /path/to/fullkey.pem; # managed by Certbot
  ssl_certificate_key /path/to/key/privkey.pem; # managed by Certbot
  # include /etc/letsencrypt/options-ssl-nginx.conf; # managed by Certbot
  # ssl_dhparam /etc/letsencrypt/ssl-dhparams.pem; # managed by Certbot

}

server {
    if ($host = a.lino-framework.org) {
        return 301 https://$host$request_uri;
    }
    listen      80;
    listen [::]:80 ;
    server_name a.localhost;
    return 404;
}

Now the http://a.locaolhost in your browser should redirect to https://a.locaolhost

The only difference with a real certificate is that you will need to manually instruct your browser to trust this certificate.