Secure your local development server with HTTPS (Next.JS)

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Create certificate

Creating a certificate for localhost is easy with openssl . Just put the following command in the terminal. The output will be two files: localhost.key and localhost.crt

openssl req -x509 -out localhost.crt -keyout localhost.key \
-newkey rsa:2048 -nodes -sha256 \
-subj '/CN=localhost' -extensions EXT -config <( \
printf "[dn]\nCN=localhost\n[req]\ndistinguished_name = dn\n[EXT]\nsubjectAltName=DNS:localhost\nkeyUsage=digitalSignature\nextendedKeyUsage=serverAuth")

Next.js

Now in Next.js we have to create our own server.js file if not already.

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