Zero Config A+ SSL Server Test w/ Node.js


After reading Node.js v4 gets an A+ for SSL Labs with no configuration, “Node has one of the best out-of-the-box SSL setups of any web server.” I forked the repo to work with letsencrypt.

Here’s my repo:

It turns out that there’s zero configuration necessary to get this working with letsencrypt. Assuming you’ve already installed node and generated certs on a server w/ a domain properly set up:

git clone
cd ssltest && npm install .
node bin/www

It automatically detects the host’s domain and assumes that certs are located in the default path - /etc/letsencrypt/live/$domain . You could daemonize the server w/ something like pm2:

npm install -g pm2
pm2 start bin/www

I plan on developing this app a little further so that it’s even easier to get started. Probably dockerize the app in a container so that node dependencies aren’t an issue. Maybe link w/ a letsencrypt container or automate the letsencrypt installation process? I’m not sure if this if will be ‘plugin’ b/c I’m not a python developer, but I’ll def. dockerize the app and feel free to fork the repo!