Let’s Encrypt automatic SSL certificate renewal on a single AWS instance

August 14, 2017

How we configured Elastic Beanstalk to play nicely with automatic certificate renewal by Let’s Encrypt. Everyone it seems is going with Let’s Encrypt to generate their free SSL/TLS ceritficate. Running it once is easy, but getting it configured to work with Elastic Beanstalk and EC2’s lifecycle can send you round in circles. This post is an update of the original January 2017 post with our improved configuration. The configuration needs to cater for ALL of these scenarios: ... Read more

Hugo website on GitLab Pages

August 6, 2017

How we created a static website with Hugo and hosted it on GitLab Pages with our custom domain secured with a SSL/TLS certificate, for free. With Hugo + GitLab Pages + Let’s Encryptyou get: Static website generator. Auto-deploy on checkin. Free hosting. Custom domain AND secured with SSL/TLS encryption. Free Let’s Encrypt certificate. Previously we had [setup our website on GitHub] (/post/hugo-website-on-githubpages/) but with one major drawback: Github Pages doesn’t currently support SSL/TLS certificates with a custom domain. ... Read more

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