How To Enable HTTPS (Optional)

The default security for the base image is not configured for HTTPS, since we (obviously) don't know who you are and can not possibly have a certificate ready for you ahead of time. You'll need to get your own certificate and configure NGINX for secure communications by following the instructions below.

If you are already familiar with NGINX config, feel free to ignore this section and set up HTTPS using your own certificate authority and tools, etc.

Create an A record for your server

If you want to name your server, you'll need to create an A Record in your DNS server that points to the IP address of your QU4RTET instance. Once you have that you are a few commands away from enabling HTTPS:

Change the ServerName in the Nginx config file

sudo nano /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/qu4rtet

Then un-comment the server_name line (remove the #) and enter in the host name of your server that you want to associate your certificate with, for example Save the file and exit and then restart nginx:

sudo service nginx restart

Run the Certbot Command

Note: this will create a Let's Encrypt valid HTTPS certificate, install it and add it to your QU4RTET instance. Make sure you have your A Record in your DNS working and also make sure port 80 is open for traffic in your AWS security group for your QU4RTET server.

cd /srv/qu4rtet/ && . utility/

Then follow the certbot instructions and you'll be good to go with your new, secure QU4RTET application server.