How to Install HTTPS for Your Lightsail Server in 3 Steps

Installing an SSL Certificate On Amazon Lightsail (or any other cloud provider) Just Got a lot Easier with the HTTPS Configuration Tool

I’m using Amazon Lightsail. It used to be a pain to install the lets-encrypt SSL service. Now it’s not. Bitnami released a new tool that completely automates the process called: The Bitnami HTTPS Configuration Tool

Keep in mind this should be done on a fresh instance or install of a WordPress server (one that doesn’t already have CertBot or SSL keys previously Installed).

Step 1:

Open up your console using Putty or Amazon’s included console program on the Lightsail Website. You should see something like this make sure you are logged in as Bitnami:

Step 2: Install

Type in this code. This install’s the HTTPS configuration tool from Bitnami and configures the directories:

wget -O bncert-linux-x64.run https://downloads.bitnami.com/files/bncert/latest/bncert-linux-x64.run
sudo mkdir -p /opt/bitnami/bncert
sudo mv bncert-linux-x64.run /opt/bitnami/bncert/
sudo chmod +x /opt/bitnami/bncert/bncert-linux-x64.run
sudo ln -s /opt/bitnami/bncert/bncert-linux-x64.run /opt/bitnami/bncert-tool

Step 3 Run the program

The next step is running and configuring the program. Just run the program using the code below and follow the on-screen steps in the console (like putting in your email address and agreeing to the EULA). Once you’ve done that, put in your website domain and you’re golden.

sudo /opt/bitnami/bncert-tool

That’s it. Literally.

No paid plugins, no 20 step procedures, no pointless DNS TXT updates. HTTPS setup just got a lot easier