[NBLUG/Announce] April 11th: Let's Encrypt on an nginx reverse proxy (Allan Cecil)

Allan Cecil ac at sonic.net
Tue Apr 11 17:55:26 PDT 2017

This is a reminder that the general meeting is tonight at 7:30 PM.  As an added bonus, I'll be throwing in additional information on how to update WordPress for full HTTPS support.  See you tonight,

President, North Bay Linux Users' Group

On 04/08/2017 06:45 PM, Allan Cecil wrote:
> Topic: Let's Encrypt on an nginx reverse proxy
> When: Tuesday April 11th, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
> Speaker: Allan Cecil
> Location: O'Reilly Media, Sebastopol CA in the Tarsier conference room
> past the metal statue and to the right ( http://nblug.org/locations )
> Description: Let's Encrypt is a way for anyone to enable TLS (as in, HTTPS) support to a webserver at no cost.  However, there are many security considerations involved with everything from certificate renewal to safe handling of the various files involved.  In this talk and live demo I'll cover how to create a reverse proxy using the nginx webserver that simultaneously allows multiple webservers to exist at one IP address and show how isolating Let's Encrypt to a different system increases security.  The talk will also cover more secure (and less risky) methods of automatic key renewal than the official, somewhat invasive renewal tool.

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