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By Ronan D Connolly @RonanDConnolly
    2019-03-09 22:14:09.687Z

    Hi guys,

    I've added your CNAME to my DNS.
    Now when a user goes to they see the discussion forum that's hosted on your server.
    The problem is, your SSL cert is out of date.

    Do I need to provide my own certificate?
    I presume since you have certificate and it's out of date that you have just forgotten to update it.

    Let me know either way, thanks.

    Solved in post #2, click to view
    • 5 replies
    1. Hi Ronan,

      The thing is, currently I need to manually tell LetsEncrypt to generate a cert. I've done that now, and now your forum / blog comments, work over HTTPS and the error is gone.

      (The weird domain name, *, is from Talkyard's previous old name, "Effective Discussions", but I renamed it to Talkyard.)

      Please let me know if all seems fine now to you? And if you have any thoughts about how creating a forum / blog comments, can be made simpler and less confusing, please let me know :- ) (well, auto generating https certs is one thing, I plan to fix that .... a bit later, maybe using something like: )

      1. Ronan D Connolly @RonanDConnolly
          2019-03-11 07:27:46.895Z

          Thanks for the quick reply and fix!
          It's looking good:

          The best fix would be as you said to set up an auto renew every 2/3 months, since the let's encrypt certs only last 3 months.

          Netlify do this for every single domain.
          I wonder do they have any resources that could help?

          1. Netlify: I would guess Nentlify has written some scripts that makes calls to LetsEncrypt clients other people have built, and that the scripts are Netlify specific. In any case, integrating with lua-rsty-auto-ssl seems to be the quickest and simplest thing I can do (even if Netlify has some other solution) — Talkyard uses Nginx and Lua already, so it's "only" some Nginx config I need to add. Thanks anyway for the idea :- )

            If you have other ideas or feedback later on, it'd be interesting to hear :- )

            1. Ronan D Connolly @RonanDConnolly
                2019-03-11 17:57:54.180Z

                I'll keep that in mind!

                I noticed three issues:

                • autocorrect is turned off for the inputs.
                • iframe takes a long time to load on my site sometimes.
                • the tour for newbies shows every time, it's very annoying.
                  • With "autocorrect is turned off" — does that mean auto correction of spelling errors? Which inputs do you have in mind?
                  • Takes long sometimes: Ok, i couldn't immediately reproduce this (I tried a few times). A while ago, I started adding tracing, with Jaeger tracing — once I've finished that, things like this should be simpler to troubleshoot.
                  • The intro tours reappears again and again: Oh I'll fix that.