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:

      enable_flash_video_onebox: false
      use_https: true

    NOTE: In Discourse versions prior to v0.9.8.1, the option name is use_ssl instead of use_https.

  • Update the HTTPS port entry in the database by following the steps below:

    • Log in to the server console.
    • Start the MySQL command-line client and connect to the MySQL database.
    • Execute the following SQL command, replacing the NEW_PORT placeholder with the number of the SSL port. If the SSL port is 443, leave the NEW_PORT placeholder empty.

      mysql> 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/ restart
Last modification September 5, 2018