A simple zero-config tool to make locally trusted development certificates with any names you'd like. (by FiloSottile)

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  • Ubuntu上默认证书库是怎么回事
    1 project | | 1 Jun 2024
  • HTTPS on Localhost with Next.js
    3 projects | | 29 Apr 2024
    The experimental HTTPS flag relies on mkcert, designed for a single development system. If you run a Docker container, the flag won’t configure your local browser to trust its certificate.
  • Mkcert: Simple zero-config tool to make locally trusted development certificates
    1 project | | 26 Apr 2024
  • Mkcert: Simple tool to make locally trusted dev certificates names you'd like
    1 project | | 15 Mar 2024
  • You Can't Follow Me
    7 projects | | 11 Jan 2024
    The author mentions difficulties with HTTPS and trying stuff locally.

    I've had some success with mkcert [1] to easily create certificates trusted by browsers, I can suggest to look into this. You are your own root CA, I think it can work without an internet connection.


  • SSL Certificates for Home Network
    1 project | /r/homelab | 7 Dec 2023
  • Simplifying Localhost HTTPS Setup with mkcert and stunnel
    1 project | | 27 Nov 2023
    Solution: mkcert – Your Zero-Configuration HTTPS Enabler Meet mkcert, a user-friendly, zero-configuration tool designed for creating locally-trusted development certificates. Find it on its GitHub page and follow the instructions tailored for your operating system. For Mac users employing Homebrew, simply execute the following commands in your terminal:
  • 10 reasons you should quit your HTTP client
    5 projects | | 15 Nov 2023
    Well, Certifi does not ship with your company's certificates! So requesting internal services may come with additional painful extra steps! Also for a local development environment that uses mkcert for example!
  • Show HN: Anchor – developer-friendly private CAs for internal TLS
    4 projects | | 1 Nov 2023
    My project,[1] may be the one you're thinking of.

    Since I'm also building in this space, I'll give my perspective. Local certificate generation is complicated. If you spend the time, you can figure it out, but it's begging for a simpler solution. You can use tools like mkcert[2] for anything that's local to your machine. However, if you're already using ACME in production, maybe you'd prefer to use ACME locally? I think that's what Anchor offers, a unified approach.

    There's a couple references in the Anchor blog about solving the distribution problem by building better tooling[3]. I'm eager to learn more, that's a tough nut to crack. My theory for getlocalcert is that the distribution problem is too difficult (for me) to solve, so I layer the tool on top of Let's Encrypt certificates instead. The end result for both tools is a trusted TLS certificate issued via ACME automation.




  • Running one’s own root Certificate Authority in 2023
    12 projects | | 16 Sep 2023
    Looks like step-ca/step-cli [1] and mkcert [2] have been mentioned. Another related tool is XCA [3] - a gui tool to manage CAs and server/client TLS certificates. It takes off some of the tedium in using openssl cli directly. It also stores the certs and keys in an encrypted database. It doesn't solve the problem of getting the root CA certificate into the system store or of hosting the revocation list. I use XCA to create and store the root CA. Intermediate CAs signed with it are passed to other issuers like vault and step-issuer.




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