Part.3 - SSL Cert.
There are various ways to get a SSL cert, some you have to pay for others are free either using OpenSSL or Lets Encrypt. I used the Lets Encrypt service which is free but comes with some limitations. The main one being that the cert expires every 90 days.
To get a cert from lets encrypt there are various tools you can run however the easiest is using a site called www.sslforfree.com
Head over to www.sslforfree.com
In the big box you need to enter your domain name you bought above. (you can enter as many subdomains as you need by separating them with a space. so i did embyssltest.com emby.embyssltest.com
click create free ssl certificate
Click on Manual Verification (DNS)
Green box Manually verify domain
You should now see the above.
You now need to head back over to your domain registrar and Advanced DNS
Just as before when we created the CNAME record we now need to add a new record this time choosing TXT record
Using the details above you populate your TXT record. create 1 TXT record per entry above.
Host = _acme-challenge
Value = 4G1h1vHrggXbdIXHvfLlaQHaA_o-eg6T3BxXp7JqbHU
TTL = 1min
Host = _acme-challenge.emby
Value = m0TCGHyHl7m16P7T8z9HlKAkAdbgT2kJ_JLrncknalM
TTL = 1min
Notice above I removed the domain name from the Host as this is added automatically.
Save the TXT records and wait a few mins for propagation
Click on the Verify links to check that the TXT records are working. You should see the TXT record in your browser. Now click Download SSL Certificate.
You should now have a zip file which contains 3 files
congrats you now have your SSL cert!
To BE Continued......
Edited by Swynol, 10 February 2017 - 04:38 PM.