Add SSL

Video Lecture

Add SSL Add SSL

Description

I add SSL to the Grafana web server to ensure all traffic is encrypted between the server and web browser.

I use LetsEncrypt by following the Certbot instructions.

For Web Server software, I choose Nginx

For Operating system, I choose Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

I then SSH onto my new Grafana server,

I enter these commands

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository universe
sudo apt-get update

then install Certbot with the Nginx option

sudo apt-get install certbot python3-certbot-nginx

then run

sudo certbot --nginx

Follow the prompts, and enter the domain name you want to secure,

After completion, you should then be able to now visit your Grafana server using the url

https://YOUR-DOMAIN-NAME

Note that after running Certbot, it has changed the settings of your Nginx configuration file you created earlier. You can see those changes by using the cat command.

cat /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/YOUR-DOMAIN-NAME