Tag: ssl

Copying LetsEncrypt Certs Between Machines

Posted in Security


A quick post that details a useful operation: copying LetsEncrypt certificates from one machine to another.

(We also cover our use case: setting up certificates for private VPN networks that use public DNS entries.)

HTTPS, SSL Certificates, and LetsEncrypt

As a bit of background, the whole reason this is necessary, the whole reason we are dealing with the hassle of setting up SSL certificates, is to enable end-to-end encrypted connections to a server.

For example …

Tags:    letsencrypt    ssl    https    certificates   

Charlesreid1.com Stack

Posted in Charlesreid1


This post is a preview of a series of posts to come, which will document the process of containerizing the entire charlesreid1.com website.

We will run through a lot of different moving parts and how to get them all working:

  • Multiple domains and subdomains pointing to different services
  • Docker pod for all services
  • Nginx + SSL
  • Reverse proxies via nginx
  • Apache + MySQL + MediaWiki
  • phpMyAdmin
  • Gitea
  • Configuration files under version control
  • Data managed with backup/restore scripts and cron jobs
  • Static content under version control
  • Files server
  • Management LAN

All of the code for doing this is in docker …

Tags:    web    git    pelican    nginx    ssl    apache    mediawiki    javascript    php    docker    security   


Posted in Security



What Does Stunnel Do?

Stunnel is a tool for creating SSL tunnels between a client and a server.

Creating SSL connections is a general task that is very useful. In particular, any packet of any protocol can always be wrapped in an additional SSL layer, with packets embedded within packets, so this means you can wrap arbitrary traffic protocols in SSL using Stunnel.

Stunnel requires …

Tags:    stunnel    SSL    encryption    SSH    networking    OpenVPN