Website and Local domain the same


#1

I am looking at setting up a certificate for REST API services with our manufacturing software. Is the fact that our internal domain is the same as the website that is hosted offsite going to cause issues? I do not have access to our website server but if we need to make changes for authentication, I should be able to have them made. The end goal is to be able to access the REST API through server.rapat.com.

My domain is: rapat.com

My web server is (include version): Don’t Know

My hosting provider, if applicable, is:

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

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


#2

Hi @mtellefson,

I’m not sure exactly what you mean by this or what kinds of issues you envision, but I think the answer is no.

Remember that Let’s Encrypt certificates are valid for only 90 days. So if you want to use Let’s Encrypt, you should think about a plan for automating certificate renewal and deployment.

The easiest way to issue Let’s Encrypt certificates for server.rapat.com when you don’t have regular access to the server itself is to create a DNS CNAME record for _acme-challenge.server.rapat.com pointed at some DNS service that you can update via a DNS provider API. Then you can use various Let’s Encrypt clients to make the DNS update for that record in response to DNS-01 authentication challenges from Let’s Encrypt. This won’t affect any of the services hosted on server.rapat.com at all.


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