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How to enable SSL in development with Passenger standalone

Here is how to start your Rails application to accept both HTTP and HTTPS in development.

  1. gem install passenger

  2. Create a self-signed SSL certificate. Store the generated files in config/passenger-standalone-ssl.

  3. Create a Passengerfile.json at the project root with this content (or save the attached file):

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    { "ssl": true, "ssl_port": 3001, "ssl_certificate": "config/passenger-standalone-ssl/server.crt", "ssl_certificate_key": "config/passenger-standalone-ssl/server.key" }

    If you just want to run Passenger without a config file, use this command to start Passenger:

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    passenger start --ssl --ssl-port 3001 --ssl-certificate config/passenger-standalone-ssl/server.crt --ssl-certificate-key config/passenger-standalone-ssl/server.key
  4. passenger start

  5. Connect to https://localhost:3000/ for HTTP, to https://localhost:3001/ for HTTPS.

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Last edit:
3 months ago
by Dominik Schöler
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