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

Mkcert Alternatives

Similar projects and alternatives to mkcert based on common topics and language
  • GitHub repo certificates

    🛡️ A private certificate authority (X.509 & SSH) & ACME server for secure automated certificate management, so you can use TLS everywhere & SSO for SSH.

  • GitHub repo minica

    minica is a small, simple CA intended for use in situations where the CA operator also operates each host where a certificate will be used.

  • Scout

    Get performance insights in less than 4 minutes. Scout APM uses tracing logic that ties bottlenecks to source code so you know the exact line of code causing performance issues and can get back to building a great product faster.

  • GitHub repo wordpress

    Docker Official Image packaging for WordPress (by docker-library)

  • GitHub repo wpdock

    A simple WordPress development environment using Docker

  • GitHub repo HackBrowserData

    Decrypt passwords/cookies/history/bookmarks from the browser. 一款可全平台运行的浏览器数据导出解密工具。

  • GitHub repo brook

    Brook is a cross-platform strong encryption and not detectable proxy. Zero-Configuration.

  • GitHub repo qt

    Qt binding for Go (Golang) with support for Windows / macOS / Linux / FreeBSD / Android / iOS / Sailfish OS / Raspberry Pi / AsteroidOS / Ubuntu Touch / JavaScript / WebAssembly

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts. Hence, a higher number means a better mkcert alternative or higher similarity.


Posts where mkcert has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-02-14.
  • YunoHost exclusively in local network (ssl/cert/https problem)
    A possible workaround could be generating some new certificates for an internal domain name (maybe mkcert helps here, it even allows to generate wildcards) then copy them to your server and edit your YunoHost's Nginx config files to replace the current (if any) certificate paths to the new ones, so you would then have access to your-service.domain.tld from your local network (don't forget to import the CA certificate to your browser, or you'll get a beutiful warning message about problems with the authority that signed it!)
  • Local development be like
    Do it the right way. Use mkcert:
  • Best way to generate trusted certificates for internal domain?
  • WPDock - A Simple WordPress Development Environment Using Docker | 2021-01-26
    WpDock needs 1 additional tool to provide this feature: mkcert. Mkcert adds a locally trusted CA to your development machine, and allows you to generate TLS certificates against that CA.
  • Trusted HTTPS/SSL for localhost/ | 2021-01-14
    mkcert( is a simple tool for making locally-trusted development certificates for localhost or It requires no configuration.
  • Ask HN: What's the road to micropayments being a first-class citizen of the web? | 2021-01-07
    You don't need let's encrypt for a dev environment, you can use something like and run Caddy locally to reverse proxy to whatever you need for development.
  • Build a tiny certificate authority for your homelab | 2020-12-23
    Filippo Valsorda, from the Go security team, created mkcert some time so → which makes this process much easier. I setup a home laboratory for several HTTPS websites and it all works as expected without too much hassle. | 2020-12-23
    Nice! In the past, I've tried to use Let's Encrypt with ESXi, but didn't see a clear and simple way with Let's Encrypt (and that itself might be overkill)... as I just needed it to admin my own servers, I decided to use for that. I posted what I did in
  • MINIO bucket encryption issue | 2020-12-22
    This is an issue related to TLS connection verification, it doesn't have anything to do with MinIO or KES, the TLS certificates KES server is using doesn't contain in the common name or SAN (subject alternate names), I recommend to use so you can create certificates for you desired domain, ie:
  • Certificates for your Cloud backend | 2020-11-24
    mkcert | 2020-11-24
    The first step is to install mkcert. You'll find the instructions for that in it's README.


Basic mkcert repo stats
16 days ago

FiloSottile/mkcert is an open source project licensed under BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License which is an OSI approved license.