Using HTTPS

Trisul comes built in with support for secure access via HTTPS.

To start the HTTPS version use the webtrisulssld service instead of webtrisuld



# stop the HTTP server 
systemctl stop webtrisuld 

# start the HTTPS (SSL) server 
systemctl start webtrisulssld

For Ubuntu 14 use


# for Ubuntu14
service webtrisuld stop
service webtrisulssld start

Now you can access the web interface via https://my.trisulhost.com

Replace demo certificate/key pair
Ensure you replace the demo certificate and key with new ones specific for your organization as described below

Using your own certificate + private key

The SSL/TLS setup uses the demo certificate and private key that ships with Trisul.
They are found in:

Certificate /usr/local/etc/trisul-hub/trisul-ssl.cert
Private Key (unencrypted) /usr/local/etc/trisul-hub/trisul-ssl.key

Simply replace the certificate/key pair above with your key-pairs.

Using a different name for the Certificate / Key

If, for some reason you wish you use cert/key in a different file name. Then you need to change the Trisul NGINX file as shown below to point to your new certificate/key files.

The following changes has to be made in the nginx.conf file

  1. nginx.conf file is located in the /usr/local/share/webtrisul/build directory
  2. Do the following changes to under the server section

server {
    listen 443;
    ssl                  on;
    ssl_certificate      /usr/local/etc/trisul-hub/trisul-ssl.cert;
    ssl_certificate_key  /usr/local/etc/trisul-hub/trisul-ssl.key ;
    }

Set SSL as default service

You can set the SSL service as the default service , which is automatically started on each reboot.



# disable the HTTP service 
systemctl disable webtrisuld


# enable the HTTPS  service 
systemctl enable webtrisulssld