Getting LetsEncrypt Certificate
Now it’s time to get your SSL certificates. Here’s how I did mine, feel free to adapt and find the solution that works best
- Forward port 80 to your Home Assistant internal IP. If you’re unfamiliar with how to do this, go to this website and follow the guide for your router: https://portforward.com/
- Make sure you don’t already have anything running on port 80 and 443. If there are, stop them for now.
- SSH into your Home Assistant setup, and run the following commands:
$ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install software-properties-common -y $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:certbot/certbot $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install certbot -y
- Once certbot is installed, run the following command (replace your_domain.duckdns.org with your own domain):
certbot certonly --standalone -d your_domain.duckdns.org
- Follow the prompts of certbot. If everything works, you should see the following:
- Congratulations! Your certificate and chain have been saved at:
Your key file has been saved at:
Your cert will expire on 2018-05-11. To obtain a new or tweaked
version of this certificate in the future, simply run certbot
again. To non-interactively renew *all* of your certificates, run
- If you like Certbot, please consider supporting our work by:
Donating to ISRG / Let's Encrypt: https://letsencrypt.org/donate
Donating to EFF: https://eff.org/donate-le
- You can now remove the port 80 forward you created in step 1.
Go to the next page for Home Assistant configuration.