Enable SSL in Discourse
First, configure Apache to enable SSL connections. Then, force HTTPS for all Discourse links using one of the following options:
Enable the following option in the Discourse config file at /opt/bitnami/apps/discourse/htdocs/config/site_settings.yml:
security: force_https: default: true
NOTE: In older Discourse versions, the option name is use_ssl or use_https.
If the HTTPS port is not the standard port 443, update the HTTPS port entry in the database by following the steps below:
- Log in to the server console.
- Start the PostgreSQL command-line client and connect to the PostgreSQL database.
Execute the following SQL command, replacing the NEW_PORT placeholder with the number of the SSL port.
bitnami_discourse=# UPDATE site_settings SET value = 'NEW_PORT' WHERE name = 'port'
Disable HTTP and redirect all requests to HTTPS URLs.
Restart the server:
$ sudo /opt/bitnami/ctlscript.sh restart