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Getting Started with SSL Help

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by Brent W, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. Brent W

    Brent W Well-Known Member

    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.
  2. TheComputerGuy

    TheComputerGuy Active Member

    I'd like help too, and preferably first.
  3. Sheratan

    Sheratan Well-Known Member

    Same as other nginx + SSL:

    If you dont want any downtime, try "configtest"
    service nginx configtest
    To see if your configuration is right. If there is no problem, then simply reload
    service nginx reload
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  4. p4guru

    p4guru Well-Known Member

  5. Brent W

    Brent W Well-Known Member

    I have this setup but I get this: The identity of this website has been verified by EssentialSSL CA but does not have public audit records.

  6. Brent W

    Brent W Well-Known Member

    Figured it out.
  7. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    is there a XenForo Help Guide or some instruction of how to change from http:// towards https://

  8. Fred.

    Fred. Well-Known Member

    Any idea how I can do that on CentOS 7 with systemctl? :confused:

    [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 ~]# 

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