Monthly Archives: November 2015

LetsEncrypt Nginx SSL Sites

I got my hands on the LetsEncrypt beta and already testing it out.  Incase it wasn’t obvious, if you have sites that are SSL only (I have a few subdomains which do not operate on http/port 80), you will need to set them up.  Here is a quick example of how I adjusted my Nginx to only support the LetsEncrypt script, but make sure everyone else is https only.

And if it helps anyone, the relevant portion of the server setup with SSL

 

Check your listen attributes.  I’ve sometimes seen this cause things to not work and other times you need this in order for it to work (with IPv6).  Do a configtest to make sure of your changes before restarting nginx.

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Fixing Warnings opening files in Explorer from SharePoint

While opening files in Explorer to a connected SharePoint Document library, you may receive a warning that action is unsafe, etc.  The fix to this for network drives is to add them to the Intranet sites in Internet Settings.  It isn’t clear how to do this for SharePoint as using SSL gives you a address such as \\sharepoint@SSL\davwwwroot\.  Adding this site to your list just results in it storing SSL as an address rather than the full address you want (i.e. sharepoint@SSL).  The fix is simple, just use registry

I’ve directly added sites to my intranet sets in the past before with registry.  It is how I manage my company so users can still modify their trusted sites, but I can inject the proper trusted/intranet sites they need for things to work.

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