Automatic HTTPS

Outline

If simply evaluating kushtakad it is fine to run it in an environment with no ssl encryption. But when you place kushtakad into your production environment, you should then configure and deploy it with automatic HTTPS. As kushtakad has tried to simplify this process in order to remove as much friction as possible there is very little initial time investment. Once configured kushtakad will automatically update the ssl certificate behind the scenes. This removes the need for ssl maintenance from your staff and more importanly, keeps your traffic secure. *Please note, the only available Let's Encrypt authentication method as of this version is http.

Steps

  1. Create a DNS (A) record that points to the external ip address of the production kushtakad server

  2. Navigate to the HTTPS screen on the kushtakad dashboard

  3. Enter the DNS name of the kushtakad server into theFQDN field

  4. Click the submit button

  5. A test will take place to see if you have implemented the DNS (A) record correctly

  6. If the test passes, you can click the reboot button under the action column

  7. The server will then acquire a production ssl certificate and reboot

  8. 30 days before expiration the certificate will be automatically renewed

  9. This process will happen indefinitely

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