As a sequel to the previous topic where we saw how to install Certbot on Amazon Linux 2, here I’m going to show you how to secure your domain with a free Let’s Encrypt SSL/TLS certificate and make your website padlock icon green. I will show you two scenarios depending on your web server.
- Amazon Linux 2
- sudo privileges
Obtain Nginx based Let’s Encrypt SSL/TLS Certificate
Step 1. Make sure that your domain is correctly pointed to your Amazon Linux 2 EC2 instance. To easily check it, you can use an online DNS tool.
Step 2. To obtain Nginx based Let’s Encrypt SSL/TLS Certificate, run:
sudo certbot --nginx -d domain.com -d www.domain.com
Step 3. It will ask you several questions whether you want an HTTPS redirect or not, but at the end, you should see the following message:
IMPORTANT NOTES: - Congratulations! Your certificate and chain have been saved at: ...
Obtain Apache based Let’s Encrypt SSL/TLS Certificate
To obtain Apache based Let’s Encrypt SSL/TLS Certificate, run:
sudo certbot --apache -d domain.com -d www.domain.com
And you should get the same message as from step 3 above.
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