Debian DirectAdmin installation – SSL for WebApps

Awesome, we’ve got our SSL going. Now we’re good to go right? Wrong. We’ve only secured the DirectAdmin interface itself, not the WebApps like Roundcube, or Exim for that matter. Securing these is just as important as the DA interface itself. So follow the next steps to secure Nginx, Roundcube, Exim and others.

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Debian DirectAdmin installation – SSL

A bit more on security. I don’t know if it’s normal but getting SSL going was a bit more complicated as one would have expected, but certainly doable from the CLI. What I’m also explaining below, is how to prevent (new) users from logging in via SSH on your DirectAdmin server. This is somewhat default…

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Nginx force SSL and non-www

Originally I started out with Apache and Nginx was getting used to. Now I can’t imagine working without it anymore. It’s awesome and feels blazing fast. The syntax for me had a learning curve and some stuff just felt a bit off. But then there is some pretty good documentation and sometimes you just need…

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Securing SSL / HTTPS

Securing SSL and HTTPS might seem like a contradiction to you, because SSL and HTTPS are secure right? Well, not entirely and always. There are some awesome tools out there that will get your website from an F to an A+. Check this out. This is a good example of always being on top of…

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Install SSL certificate in Nginx

Now that I’m getting a good grasp on Apache I’m being forced to get familiar with it’s nemesis Nginx as well. Don’t get me wrong: I don’t mind it at all, I’ve heard it is blazing fast in comparison with Apache, but it is another world entirely. That being said, I have to install a…

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