This guide assumes prior experience with Vagrant and Laravel Homestead.
Laravel Homestead is an easy-to-use Vagrant box for local Laravel development, but getting SSL to work on a Windows host can be tricky if you've never done it before. This guide will show you how to enable SSL and how to trust the certificate in Firefox.
Let's create a new Laravel project for demonstration purposes:
composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel ssl-example
Now we need to configure a Homestead instance for our project:
composer require laravel/homestead --dev
You should see the following output in your console:
Homestead.yaml and make the following changes:
- map: homestead.test
+ map: laravel.localhost
+ ssl: true
Note: Feel free to change
laravel.localhostthroughout the guide to a local domain of your choice.
Homestead.yaml should now look similar to this:
Add the following line to
Note: The IP address should match
Install the Homestead Vagrant Box:
vagrant box add laravel/homestead
Let's start our Vagrant box:
If you are using this guide to add SSL to an existing VM, use this command instead:
vagrant reload --provision
Wait until the provisioning process has been completed.
You should now be able to visit http://laravel.localhost in your browser:
Now we need to get the CA certificate from the VM:
vagrant ssh -c 'cat /etc/nginx/ssl/ca.homestead.ssl-example.crt' > ca.homestead.ssl-example.crt
ssl-exampleto match your
You should now have
ca.homestead.ssl-example.crt inside your
In Powershell, as admin, run the following command to add the certificate to the certificate store:
certutil -addstore -enterprise -f "Root" ca.homestead.ssl-example.crt
Note: You can now remove
Last but not least, we need to get Firefox to trust the certificate.
In Firefox, navigate to
about:config. Read this introduction if your unfamiliar with the Configuration Editor for Firefox.
true and restart Firefox.
You should now be able to visit https://laravel.localhost in your browser.