Using HTTPS on localhost

There are several ways to run a dev server on a local machine. We can achieve this with built-in tools in the dev environment (such as ‘Django server’) or by setting up ‘nginx’ locally etc. All these solutions are awesome to use during day-to-day work and development.

However, each of these connections runs on a standard insecure HTTP protocol. Sometimes we want to work with third party services which are served by HTTPS and that we can not access without HTTPS on our server or we just simply want to test our system with a secure connection. To do this we need to enable HTTPS on our localhost. If anyone has ever tried to set it up, you may have noticed that it is not as easy as it sounds, and can be a little bit tricky.

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