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January 19, 2019

mkcert: valid HTTPS certificates for localhost

Saturday, January 19, 2019 Teklinks

The web is moving to HTTPS, preventing network attackers from observing or injecting page contents. But HTTPS needs TLS certificates, and while deployment is increasingly a solved issue thanks to the ACME protocol and Let's Encrypt, development still mostly ends up happening over HTTP because no one can get an universally valid certificate for localhost.

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