This gem provides a convenient API for generating per-user self-signed root certificates.
HTTP/2 requires SSL in web browsers. If you want to use HTTP/2 for development (and you should), you need to start using URLs like
https://localhost:8080. In most cases, this requires adding a self-signed certificate to your certificate store (e.g. Keychain on macOS), and storing the private key for the web-server to use.
I wanted to provide a server-agnostic way of doing this, primarily because I think it makes sense to minimise the amount of junky self-signed keys you add to your certificate store for
Add this line to your application's Gemfile:
And then execute:
Or install it yourself as:
$ gem install localhost
This example shows how to generate a certificate for an SSL secured web server:
require 'localhost/authority' require 'socket' = ::. server_thread = Thread.new do server = OpenSSL::SSL::SSLServer.new(TCPServer.new("localhost", 4050), .server_context) server.listen peer = server.accept puts "Writing..." peer.flush peer.close end client = OpenSSL::SSL::SSLSocket.new(TCPSocket.new("localhost", 4050), .client_context) # Initialize SSL connection client.connect puts client.read client.close server_thread.join
If you use Safari to access such a server, it will allow you to add the certificate to your keychain without much work. Once you've done this, you won't need to do it again for any other site when running such a development environment from the same user account.
The certificate and private key are stored in
- Fork it
- Create your feature branch (
git checkout -b my-new-feature)
- Commit your changes (
git commit -am 'Add some feature')
- Push to the branch (
git push origin my-new-feature)
- Create new Pull Request
- falcon — Uses this
Localhost::Authorityto provide HTTP/2 with minimal configuration for
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