Setup SSL for Nginx KodeKloud Engineer 👨💻 Tasks 27 #Linux #DevOps ♾
Requirement : The system admins team of
xFusionCorp Industries needs to deploy a new application on
App Server 2 in
Stratos Datacenter. They have some pre-requites to get ready that server for application deployment. Prepare the server as per requirements shared below:
- Install and configure
App Server 2.
App Server 2there is a self signed SSL certificate and key present at location
/tmp/nautilus.key. Move them to some appropriate location and deploy the same in Nginx.
- Create an
index.htmlfile with content
Welcome!under Nginx document root.
- For final testing try to access the
App Server 2link (either hostname or IP) from
jump hostusing curl command. For example
curl -Ik https://<app-server-ip>/.
Solution : First Instal Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL)
yum install epel-release -y
Next we will Install nginx
yum install nginx -y
Now, as we already have our SSL Key and SSL Certification 🎓. We will move them to their respective location, in our case it will be :
mv /tmp/nautilus.crt /etc/pki/CA/certs/ mv /tmp/nautilus.key /etc/pki/CA/private/
Once installed, we will update the config file. Here, we will uncomment the # Settings for a TLS enabled server. And update the server name to the IP address of our server as well as the SSL key and certification path 📂
Next we will edit index.html using vi editor 📝 but before editing we will need to remove the symbolic link and then add the content in index.html
rm /usr/share/nginx/html/index.html vi /usr/share/nginx/html/index.html
Start the nginx server 💻 and make sure to check the status of your nginx server
systemctl start nginx
Go to Bastion Host and confirm the task completion 🚀
curl -Ik https://<your-server-ip>/
Thank You 🕺