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NGINX-LE - Nginx web and proxy with automatic let's encrypt
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NGINX-LE - Nginx web and proxy with automatic let's encrypt

Simple nginx image (alpine based) with integrated Let's Encrypt support.

How to use

  • get docker-compose.yml and change things

    • set timezone to your local, for example TZ=UTC. For more timezone values check /usr/share/zoneinfo directory
    • set LETSENCRYPT=true if you want automatic certificate install and renewal
    • LE_EMAIL should be your email and LE_FQDN for domain
    • for multiple FQDNs you can pass comma-separated list, like,
    • alternatively set LETSENCRYPT to false and pass your own cert and key in SSL_CERT and SSL_KEY
  • use provided etc/service-example.conf to make your own etc/service.conf. Keep both ssl_certificate SSL_CERT; and ssl_certificate_key SSL_KEY;

  • make sure volumes in docker-compose.yml changed to your service config
  • you can map multiple config files in compose, for instance - ./conf.d:/etc/nginx/conf.d
  • pull image - docker-compose pull
  • if you don't want pre-built image, make you own. docker-compose build will do it
  • start it docker-compose up

Some implementation details

  • image uses alpine's certbot package.
  • script/ requests LE certificate and will refresh every 60 days.
  • script/ gets SSL
  • nginx-le on docker-hub


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