Migrate WordPress from HTTP to HTTPS

Migrate WordPress from HTTP to HTTPS

Getting your WordPress site over to HTTPS is essential these days. Not just for security and public awareness, but also SEO ranking appears to be gravitating towards HTTPS as a requirement. To switch WordPress over from HTTP to HTTPS literally should take under 5 minutes! Of course, that is assuming you are using aMiSTACX, and […]

Let’s Encrypt Wildcard Certs on Ubuntu 16.04

Let’s Encrypt Wildcard Certs on Ubuntu 16.04

aMiSTACX Ubuntu 16.04 Let’s Encrypt WildCard Certs Install Let’s Encrypt has been offering wildcard TLS certificates since the January 2018, and aMiSTACX has the Let’s Encrypt agent certbot-auto pre-installed. 😉 This should cover all of our Ubuntu 16.04 LAMP and LEMP stacks. From CLI: Step 1. sudo certbot-auto certonly –manual -d *.yourdomain.com –agree-tos –no-bootstrap –preferred-challenges […]

How to add a purchased certificate to aMiSTACX

How to add a purchased certificate to aMiSTACX

Generally speaking this will be the same process for both Apache and NGINX. A high-level overview is provided here. Please see your stack instructions for more details per vhost configuration. Step 1. Copy the certificate(s) [key, crt, pem etc. as per what issuer provided] to: /etc/{Apache2, NGINX}/ssl/ Step 2. Update the vhost files for the server with […]

How to clear HSTS in Chrome & Firefox

How to clear HSTS in Chrome & Firefox

[Re-printed from] Re-Hashed: How to clear HSTS settings in Chrome and Firefox A quick look at what HSTS is and how to clear it on two of the most popular browsers. HSTS stands for HTTP Strict Transport Security, it’s a web security policy mechanism that forces web browsers to interact with websites only via secure HTTPS […]

Cloudflare Page Rule for HTTP to HTTPS

Cloudflare Page Rule for HTTP to HTTPS

HTTP to HTTPS via CloudFlare As many are aware, aMiSTACX is big on “It just works!” configurations. Why spend hours trying to hack to make something as simple as http to https redirection work? Although if you use Let’s Encrypt on our LAMP/LAP stacks, and select option 2 as we suggest, then the redirection is done for you. Sweet! […]

Renewing your Let’s Encrypt Certificate

Renewing your Let’s Encrypt Certificate

It wouldn’t be too far fetched to imagine Captain Kirk yelling out “Cronnnnnnnnn! Cronnnnnnnnnn!”. Just keeping a sense of humor to an area that has caused many of us some frustration. Making sure our certificate(s) renews correctly. Here are some aMi STACX tips to make sure auto-renewal and manual Let’s Encrypt certificate renewals are successful. [These […]

Let’s Encrypt – “does not support any combination of challenges”

Let’s Encrypt – “does not support any combination of challenges”

To remedy the error received when attempting to get a certificate: “Client with the currently selected authenticator does not support any combination of challenges that will satisfy the CA.” you must follow these commands to update certbot to certbot-auto. History: As of January 9th, 2018, Let’s Encrypt no longer supports the certbot installed due to potential issues […]