Servers and Tools
In this class we'll go through the entire process of setting up SSL. We'll start off by provisioning an Amazon EC2 instance. Then we'll purchase a brand new domain name from the AWS Route 53 service. Finally we'll get an SSL certificate from DigiCert and install the certificate on our NGINX server.
What's in this class?
Introduction: SSL - Learn what SSL gives us and a little about its history.
Provision an AWS EC2 Machine - Launch a new Amazon EC2 instance and provision it with NGINX.
Create a Domain Name - Use Amazon Route 53 to purchase a domain name and create a DNS A record.
Request an SSL Certificate - Create a certificate signing request to obtain an SSL certificate from DigiCert.
Install the Certificates - Follow the DigiCert verification process and install our new certificates.
Configure NGINX for SSL - Modify the nginx.conf file to support our new ssl certificates.