This Blog begins with a story about SSL certification with Amazon Lightsail and Bitnami. My first blog and my first WordPress site, I started up this thing with Lightsail since I already had an AWS account and the price seemed right. Installation was fairly easy and all went well until I got to the SSL certification.
Amazon’s wordpress installation on Lightsail uses Bitnami for a lot of the server settings. The server, when I SSH into it shows the private IP address of the server and not the public ip address. In trying to use the bitnami bncert tool to create an ssl cert, it’s saying that my domain name is not pointing to the statc IP of the machine. I’m hoping I just need to wait for the DNS to propogate everywhere, but we’ll just have to wait and see.
# (Stephen once you ssh in, run this code:) $ sudo /opt/bitnami/bncert-tool