Is it possible to use letsencrypt on a local machine? My understanding so far is no, because the machine has to be reachable on the internet at some public domain name. Is that correct?
Here’s what I have at the moment. I’m running docker in virtualbox VM on OSX. Inside I have a container running nginx with letsencrypt as reverse proxy for another container.
On my mac I’ve edited
/etc/hosts to have a
local.mydomain.com 192.168.99.100 entry. I also put an entry in the VM for itself.
AFAICT that’s not enough, letsencrypt.org needs to be able to see
local.mydomain.com which means I either need to setup some kind of dynamic dns solution or I just can’t do dev on local machine anymore and need to do it on some public facing server.
This this correct?