Trying to complete Digital Ocean, EasyEngine.io + Nginx/Redis WP Multisite Wildcard Setup


#1

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My domain is: smjegp.com

I ran this command: cd /etc/nginx/sites-available/ + ls

It produced this output: 22222 default smjegp.com

My web server is (include version): ?

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): Ubuntu 16.04

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: Digital Ocean

I can login to a root shell on my machine (yes or no, or I don’t know): Yes

I’m using a control panel to manage my site (no, or provide the name and version of the control panel): No Control Panel just CLI access

I am trying to include www.smjegp.com and *.smjegp.com on my certificate but don’t know how to include them so they show up on my server like smjegp.com has already…


#2

Hi @smjchdomainadmin,

What did you do to get your original non-wildcard certificate? Are you running Certbot or some other client application?

Getting wildcards is a bit trickier because you have to use DNS authentication (placing TXT records into your DNS ozne). This usually requires having a DNS server that supports an API for zone updates. Do you know who your DNS provider is?


#3

HI, I used the certbot auto install (https://certbot.eff.org/) for Nginx on Ubuntu 16.04 (xenial) (https://certbot.eff.org/lets-encrypt/ubuntuxenial-nginx) but that only gave me https for https://smjegp.com but not for https://www.smjegp.com and *.smjegp.com

So I destroyed that droplet and instead of trying again decided to pose my question to the forum…

My DNS provider is google for the domain…
I’m using Digital Ocean for my VPS


#4

The domain’s DNS provider is DigitalOcean.

smjegp.com.             172800  IN      NS      ns1.digitalocean.com.
smjegp.com.             172800  IN      NS      ns2.digitalocean.com.
smjegp.com.             172800  IN      NS      ns3.digitalocean.com.

Certbot does have a DNS plugin for DigitalOcean… but it’s not unfortunately not entirely easy to install on Ubuntu yet.


#5

I am punch drunk over here. meant to say my dnses are from digital ocean. thanks for the clarity.

So just following the instructions at that link will give me a way to setup my www.smjegp.com and *.smjegp.com SSL?

Or steps before these steps?


#6

So I finally have been able to add the domains I am using to build a WordPress Multisite and even seemingly have gotten them all https:// status but now when I go to my domain smjegp.com it just pulls up the https://example.com

No clue what i did or didn’t do to cause this new headache but I am too close to saying success to give up. any help would be awesome right about now…


#7

Are you saying that you see this after trying to connect to https://smjegp.com/?


#8

Yes when I type my address… i get that as the response… I decided to destroy that droplet and start hoping i missed a step and will catch it this time around.


#9

Did you literally type in example.com at some point during the configuration process? Is it possible that you followed some documentation that uses example.com as a generic reference to a domain name and intends for you to instead substitute your own domain name at that point?


#10

That’s what I was thinking but even after redoing the lesson and doing a search for that phrase I found nothing… I think my wp install was in the wrong folder… still learning and it’s been tricky… thanks…


#11

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