live-server-https

tls.createServer options with SSL/TSL certificate for quick https setup for live-server

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live-server-https
tls.createServer options with SSL/TSL certificate for quick https setup for live-server

Usage

The module is simply an options argument for tls.createServer that includes a valid certificate.
Install it with npm:
npm install --save live-server-https

And use it programatically:
const tls = require('tls')
const https = require('live-server-https');

const server = tls.createServer(https, (socket) => {
  console.log('server connected',
              socket.authorized ? 'authorized' : 'unauthorized');
  socket.write('welcome!\n');
  socket.setEncoding('utf8');
  socket.pipe(socket);
});
server.listen(8000, () => {
  console.log('server bound');
});

Usage with live-server

live-server expects a path to the module. So if you want to use the same instance everywhere, I'd suggest installing it globally:
npm install --global live-server-https

Then pass its directory to live-server under the --https flag:
live-server --https=/usr/local/lib/node_modules/live-server-https

If the above doesn't work, find the proper directory by running npm -g ls live-server-https and adding node_modules to the result.
You can also just install it locally and pass the directory path as --https=./node_modules/live-server-https.
Now your live-server instance works with https!

Note about "Trustworthy Authority"

On first load, your browser will warn you that the certificate does not come from a trusted authority. This is good, because live-server is not a trusted certification authority. Depending on your browser, you will need to either 'unsafely proceed' or add an exception, both of which are usually under an advanced options in the prompt.

How it works

The module just exports minimal options for a tls.createServer instance. It comes with a pregenerated HTTPS certificate created with openssl. The certificate is valid until the year 3017, so be sure to sign it again before then.

License

This is by Robert Pirtle. It's license is MIT.