Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Improve Security for your Domains on IBM Bluemix

The key to security
Secure Your Apps

Do you use your own domain names with IBM Bluemix? Then you probably know that you can secure access by adding SSL certificates for your domain. During my recent my work with so-called Context Path Routes for Bluemix Cloud Foundry apps I stumbled over a great project, bluemix-letsencrypt.

The project bluemix-letsencrypt (available on GitHub) provides a Python script and Bluemix app that automate generation and upload of SSL certificates. It uses Let's Encrypt as Certificate Authority (CA). The only thing you need to do is to specify your domain name and email address. Thereafter, the script is run. It uses the Bluemix app to generate the SSL certificates. For the details head over to the Bluemix blog and read the entry "Securing Custom Domains with Let’s Encrypt"