Possible to have SSL (self signed or Let's encrypt) on local server (no web)?

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by jjsjjs, Sep 25, 2021.

  1. jjsjjs

    jjsjjs Member

    I already tried some things, like creating DNS via the wizard and such.
    Question is: is it possible to have a Let's Encrypt on a Raspberry server which is not connected to the web yet, just local. (or self signed)
    Let's Encrypt gets un-ticked each time, self SSL seems to work but only for ISPconfig, not for the tempnamewebsite.int, nor phpmyadmin, nor email.

    Or is this only possible if one has registered a domain at a hosting company and use the DNS credentials or DNS service?
    If this is not possible then I can stop wasting my time, for now.

    nb(the goal is eventually to use this Raspberry as a server connected to the web as a start, and then when there are millions and millions of users :D put it on an external server)
    Thanks for any help.
    Best regards,
  2. Jesse Norell

    Jesse Norell Well-Known Member Staff Member Howtoforge Staff

    Just use a self signed certificate for now, and switch to letsencrypt once you are connected to the web. You can't get a letsencrypt certificate for a hostname that is not in dns, which usually means you have your own domain in use.
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  3. jjsjjs

    jjsjjs Member

    Ah, ok thank you for your answer. Saves a lot of time :)

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