Quick SSL Setup Guide#
This guide assumes you have configured your DNS properly to point to the server you wish to secure. It will assume you are using Apache to serve MonsterUI and as a reverse proxy for Crossbar (the API server) for SSL termination.
Let's Encrypt Cert Setup#
# First, get the script from EFF sudo wget -O /usr/local/sbin https://dl.eff.org/certbot-auto # Make it executable sudo chmod a+x /usr/local/sbin/certbot-auto
Setup Let'sEncrypt and Apache#
To start an interactive session to setup the certificate for your domain (in this case, kazoo.mycompany.com):
certbot-auto --apache -d kazoo.mycompany.com
Certificates will be installed to `/etc/letsencrypt/live`
Let's Encrypt certificates are valid for 90 days. Triggering the renewal process is straight-forward:
Setup auto-renewal in the form of a cronjob:
sudo crontab -e
30 2 * * 1 /usr/local/sbin/certbot-auto renew >> /var/log/le-renew.log
Setup Apache as a reverse proxy#
Having Apache (or any HTTP server) proxy the requests for the API server makes sense. You can manage your certificates in fewer places and API servers can come and go since each request is independent of any others (no state shared between requests on a given API server).
We create two VirtualHost entries, one for serving MonsterUI assets and one for proxying to Crossbar.
<VirtualHost *:443> ServerName kazoo.mycompany.com:443 DocumentRoot /var/www/html/monster-ui SSLEngine on SSLCertificateKeyFile "/etc/letsencrypt/live/kazoo.mycompany.com/privkey.pem" SSLCertificateFile "/etc/letsencrypt/live/kazoo.mycompany.com/cert.pem" <Directory /> #Options FollowSymLinks Options Indexes FollowSymLinks Includes ExecCGI AllowOverride All Order deny,allow Allow from all </Directory> </VirtualHost>
API Reverse Proxy#
Be sure to replace the IPs with the IP Crossbar is using.
<VirtualHost *:8443> ServerName kazoo.mycompany.com:8443 ProxyPreserveHost On SSLEngine on SSLCertificateKeyFile "/etc/letsencrypt/live/pdx.2600hz.com/privkey.pem" SSLCertificateFile "/etc/letsencrypt/live/pdx.2600hz.com/fullchain.pem" ProxyPass / http://10.1.10.29:8000/ ProxyPassReverse / http://10.1.10.29:8000/ </VirtualHost>
Reconfigure MonsterUI and the Apps#
Once you've reloaded Apache, you'll want to update MonsterUI's config.js:
vim /var/www/html/monster-ui/js/config.js # Update api_url to 'https://kazoo.mycompany.com:8443/v2'
And re-init the apps:
# Re-initialize Monster Apps sup crossbar_maintenance init_apps \ /var/www/html/monster-ui/apps \ https://kazoo.mycompany.com:8443/v2