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    create-ssl-certificate

    4.0.0 • Public • Published

    create-ssl-certificate

    Command line tool to create self signed SSL certificate

    Based on the following amazing GIST.

    NOTE!

    1. This only works on MAC!

    2. Requires Node version 8 or higher

    Create

    In the folder of your project use the NPM executer:

    npx create-ssl-certificate

    This will create a certificate for the domain: FOLDER_NAME.test and any subdomain.

    Options

    Hostname

    npx create-ssl-certificate --hostname myproject

    This will create a certificate for the domain: myproject.test and any subdomain.

    Domain

    npx create-ssl-certificate --hostname myproject --domain localhost

    This will create a certificate for the domain: myproject.test and any subdomain. Only test and localhost are recommended because they are specifically reserved as special-use domains.

    Route to localhost

    You choose either 1. or 2.

    1. Simple setup

    This setup only works for the specific hostname and no subdomains. Add the following, where you replace hostname and top level domin name to your own configuration:

    127.0.0.1    myproject.test
    

    to your /etc/hosts file.

    2. Universal setup

    You can do a "one time" setup, which works on all hostnames for the given top level domain, etc. .test. A good solution is dnsmasq. Install it via homebrew.

    brew install dnsmasq

    To make it start when your mac boots up:

    brew services start dnsmasq

    To route all top level domain lookups to localhost you will have to run these commands. Replace test in both echo commands if you chose a different top level domain.

    mkdir -pv $(brew --prefix)/etc
    sudo cp -v $(brew --prefix dnsmasq)/homebrew.mxcl.dnsmasq.plist /Library/LaunchDaemons
    sudo launchctl load -w /Library/LaunchDaemons/homebrew.mxcl.dnsmasq.plist
    sudo mkdir -pv /etc/resolver
    echo "address=/.test/127.0.0.1" | sudo tee -a $(brew --prefix)/etc/dnsmasq.conf
    echo "nameserver 127.0.0.1" | sudo tee /etc/resolver/test

    You usually have to restart your computer for this to take proper effect.

    Install

    npm i create-ssl-certificate

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    18

    Version

    4.0.0

    License

    MIT

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    6.97 kB

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