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loopback-example-ssl

⚠️ This LoopBack 3 example project is no longer maintained. Please refer to LoopBack 4 Examples instead. ⚠️

An example to demonstrate how to set up SSL for LoopBack applications so you can call the REST APIs using HTTPS.

Generate your own SSL certificate

  $ cd loopback-example-ssl/server/private
  $ openssl genrsa -out privatekey.pem 1024
  $ openssl req -new -key privatekey.pem -out certrequest.csr
  $ openssl x509 -req -in certrequest.csr -signkey privatekey.pem -out certificate.pem

Load the SSL certificate

In ssl-config.js:

var path = require('path'),
fs = require("fs");
exports.privateKey = fs.readFileSync(path.join(__dirname, './private/privatekey.pem')).toString();
exports.certificate = fs.readFileSync(path.join(__dirname, './private/certificate.pem')).toString();

Create the HTTPS server

The code is in server/server.js:

var https = require('https');
var sslConfig = require('./ssl-config');

...

var options = {
  key: sslConfig.privateKey,
  cert: sslConfig.certificate
};
...

server.listen(app.get('port'), function() {
    var baseUrl = (httpOnly? 'http://' : 'https://') + app.get('host') + ':' + app.get('port');
    app.emit('started', baseUrl);
    console.log('LoopBack server listening @ %s%s', baseUrl, '/');
});
return server;

Start the application

  $  node ./server/server.js

Open the API explorer

https://localhost:3000/explorer

References

  1. http://nodejs.org/api/https.html

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