Project

Localhost

This gem provides a convenient API for generating per-user self-signed root certificates.

Development Status

Motivation

HTTP/2 requires SSL in web browsers. If you want to use HTTP/2 for development (and you should), you need to start using URLs like https://localhost:8080. In most cases, this requires adding a self-signed certificate to your certificate store (e.g. Keychain on macOS), and storing the private key for the web-server to use.

I wanted to provide a server-agnostic way of doing this, primarily because I think it makes sense to minimise the amount of junky self-signed keys you add to your certificate store for localhost.

Usage

Please browse the source code index or refer to the guides below.

Getting Started

This guide explains how to use localhost for provisioning local TLS certificates for development.

Browser Configuration

This guide explains how to configure your local browser in order to avoid warnings about insecure self-signed certificates.

Example Server

This guide demonstrates now to use to implement a simple HTTPS client & server.

Contributing

  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request

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License

Released under the MIT license.

Copyright, 2018, by Samuel G. D. Williams.

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

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