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Certificates for localhost

 
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PostPosted: Fri 31 Aug '18 17:53    Post subject: Certificates for localhost Reply with quote

Sometimes people want to get a certificate for the hostname “localhost”, either for use in local development, or for distribution with a native application that needs to communicate with a web application. Let’s Encrypt can’t provide certificates for “localhost” because nobody uniquely owns it, and it’s not rooted in a top level domain like “.com” or “.net”. It’s possible to set up your own domain name that happens to resolve to 127.0.0.1, and get a certificate for it using the DNS challenge. However, this is generally a bad idea and there are better options.

Read more :: https://letsencrypt.org/docs/certificates-for-localhost/
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