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Getting Started with SSL Help

Brent W

Well-known member
#1
I use http://www.centminmod.com/ to configure and setup our servers on DigitalOcean. I'd like to get started with at least one of my forums on SSL.

First question is, is there a good guide to walk me through setting this up using nginx (specifically the methods that centminmod uses to install it).

Second, anything I need to know about xenForo, other than to start making use of the image proxy system? How to make the change without hiccups. etc

Third, what is my best options for SSL certifications for multiple forums. We have at least 4 if not 5 that we could roll this out on if everything goes smoothly setting up the first one. I want something that isn't going to break the bank. This isn't something we need but something that I would like to do and at least start planning for down the road.
 

Sheratan

Well-known member
#3
I use http://www.centminmod.com/ to configure and setup our servers on DigitalOcean. I'd like to get started with at least one of my forums on SSL.

First question is, is there a good guide to walk me through setting this up using nginx (specifically the methods that centminmod uses to install it).
Same as other nginx + SSL:
http://centminmod.com/nginx_configure_https_ssl_spdy.html
http://xenforo.com/community/resources/nginx-ssl-configuration-for-xenforo.2252/

If you dont want any downtime, try "configtest"
Code:
service nginx configtest
To see if your configuration is right. If there is no problem, then simply reload
Code:
service nginx reload
 

Fred.

Well-known member
#8
Same as other nginx + SSL:
http://centminmod.com/nginx_configure_https_ssl_spdy.html
http://xenforo.com/community/resources/nginx-ssl-configuration-for-xenforo.2252/

If you dont want any downtime, try "configtest"
Code:
service nginx configtest
To see if your configuration is right. If there is no problem, then simply reload
Code:
service nginx reload
Any idea how I can do that on CentOS 7 with systemctl? :confused:

Code:
[root@server01 ~]# service nginx configtest
The service command supports only basic LSB actions (start, stop, restart, try-restart, reload, force-reload, status). For other actions, please try to use systemctl.
[root@server01 ~]# systemctl nginx configtest
Unknown operation 'nginx'.
[root@server01 ~]#