Quick tip on self-signed SSL certs

Written by: Michael Neale

If you find yourself needing to use SSL in a hurry - you can get started with a self signed cert with the CloudBees SSL service

Assuming you have access to openssl:

openssl req -x509 -newkey rsa:2048 -keyout key.pem -out cert.pem -days 365 -nodes

will create a self signed cert you can use immediately with CloudBees (create a new router and away you go).

For any public web site or api, you will want to have a signed cert - so you can always do that at any time, and run:

bees app:router:update acme - ssl - cert SSL_CERT_FILE - pk SSL_PRIVATE_KEY

to update it to your real certificate, at any time.

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