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Lets Encrypt Setup and Auto Renew (NGINX)

July 20, 2016

Installation and Setup

sudo su  - root # NOTE: This has to be run as root. Be very careful!
cd /usr/sbin
wget https://dl.eff.org/certbot-auto
chmod a+x certbot-auto
./certbot-auto

Nginx Configuration

Add the following to your nginx server configuration block vim sites-enabled/yourdomain.com

  location ^~ /.well-known/ {
    root /usr/share/nginx/html;
  }
Lets Encrypt Setup and Auto Renew (NGINX)

Useful SSH Server Conf Tricks

April 24, 2016

Turning password login off

Edit /etc/ssh/sshd_conf
ChallengeResponseAuthentication no
PasswordAuthentication no
UsePAM no
Restart ssh

sudo service ssh restart

Turn on password login

ChallengeResponseAuthentication yes
PasswordAuthentication yes
UsePAM yes
Restart ssh

Copy and pasting from remote vim

1. Edit /etc/ssh/ssh_config
Useful SSH Server Conf Tricks

Installing ffmpeg on Ubuntu 14.04

February 05, 2016

As of 14.04 Ubuntu no longer has ffmpeg in its default repositories. If you want to install it you'll have to add a new repo first.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mc3man/trusty-media

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get install ffmpeg
Installing ffmpeg on Ubuntu 14.04

Setting up an Ubuntu 14.04 Server for Rails

November 25, 2014

Step 1: Install Ubuntu

Step 2: Add a deploy user and optionally a user for yourself.

Assuming you're logged in as root add these users and login as "not root."

adduser deploy
adduser [yourname] #optionally
vim /etc/group
# add your users to the sudo group like so: 
  sudo:x:27:isaac,deploy
vim /etc/ssh/sshd_config
# add to file or if they exist set the flags to no.
Setting up an Ubuntu 14.04 Server for Rails

Setting up an Ubuntu 13.04 Server for Rails

May 25, 2013

Step 1: Install Ubuntu

Step 2: Add a deploy user

sudo adduser deploy

Step 3: Update and Install dependencies

Make sure that each line completes before running the next. Don't just copy the lines in all at once or it will use the beginning letters of one line as an answer to questions the first may ask.

sudo apt-get -y update && sudo apt-get -y upgrade
Setting up an Ubuntu 13.04 Server for Rails