I’ve actually used letsencrypt quite a few times. But for this particular set up, I want to create a root/trusted CA for a postgres server to use to secure connections to its database, and I do NOT have apache nor nginx installed on this server, quite deliberately so. Is there a way to create standalone certificates without using this extra overhead? (Yes, postgres has a mechanism for using self signed certificates, but I’ve run into this:
and I’m trying to rule out that the issue is the self-signed CA by (quickly) getting a real CA.)
Even the examples of “standalone” circle around back to using some kind of web server.
The error when installing with the --standalone option is that the .well-known/acme-challenge file can’t
be accessed but OF COURSE it cannot when I don’t have the web server installed!
If this is impossible, then just let me know and I’ll use a more standard CA issuing authority. I was kind of hoping to resolve my issue quickly :-/