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Enable HTTPS SSL in rails localhost

Rails • Asked by Lifanna
Good day, i tried to enable https secure connection for my rails application.
First of all, set config.force_ssl = true in application.rb only. So, re-started rails server, but there was error: "HTTP parse error, malformed request (): #<Puma::HttpParserError: Invalid HTTP format, parsing fails."
Also, i created SSL certificate with command: "openssl req -x509 -sha256 -nodes -newkey rsa:2048 -days 365 -keyout localhost.key -out localhost.crt" then put it in server directory.
Then started my server with command: rails s -b 'ssl://localhost:3000?key=path/to/file/localhost.key&cert=path/to/file/localhost.crt'
But i had new error
How should i solve this problem?( Are there any solutions of enabling https?

I'm havng the same problem and removing force_ssl doesn't fix it.


In the past I have used https://github.com/puma/puma-dev
They have pretty good instructions for how to make ssl work


i just run an ngrok server now.. spits everything out to https or http depending on your requirements


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