HTTPS Secure Server with SSL for local development
# install on Ubuntus sudo snap install ngrok # connect your account ngrok authtoken XXXXXXXXXXXXXjeZhwV6zXXXXXXXXXXpvyAj5yKXXXXXXXXXX # start tunnel ngrok http 443 # point ngrok to your local web server # 127.0.0.1:8080 is default url for http-server ngrok http 127.0.0.1:8080 -host-header="127.0.0.1:8080"
Keep in mind that
ngrok is not a web server, it won't work for development. It's just a tunnel that'll make your webserver available over HTTPS
# install npm i -g http-server # go to the folder where all global node modules are installed cd `npm root -g` # go to http-server cd http-server/bin # create an SSL cert # https://github.com/http-party/http-server#tlsssl # give 127.0.0.1 for common name openssl req -newkey rsa:2048 -new -nodes -x509 -days 3650 -keyout key.pem -out cert.pem # add alias so it always starts with SSL alias http-server='cd $(npm root -g)/http-server/bin/ && ./http-server -S -C cert.pem'
This entire thing is probably flawed since we want to serve within a directory and not want to
cd to node root every time.
If i try to use keys (
key.pem) from a different directory than the one from where i am running
http-server it fails to find the key.
I guess i have to generate new keys inside every folder where i want to run it?