Letsencrypt

  1. SSH into your production server:
    ssh forge@purpleturtles.com
  2. Make sure python and git are installed:
    sudo apt-get install git python
  3. Download the LetsEncrypt client from git:
    cd ~
    git clone https://github.com/letsencrypt/letsencrypt
    cd letsencrypt
  4. Turn off nginx temporarily for the installation process:
    sudo service nginx stop
  5. Lets run the installer:
    sudo ./letsencrypt-auto certonly --standalone --agree-tos --redirect --duplicate --text --emailadmin@purpleturtles.com -d purpleturtles.com -d http://www.purpleturtles.com
  6. All done! Let’s turn nginx back on:
    sudo service nginx start
  7. Open a browser and log into Laravel Forge