How to use HTTPS on localhost

One way to quickly set up HTTPS locally is by using mkcert. Mkcert allows you to generate trusted certificates for your local development environment. For more detailed information on how to use mkcert, refer to After installing and configuring it, we can access or https://localhost without browser warnings.

By using mkcert, you can ensure that your local development environment is secure and matches the production environment that you will ultimately deploy to. This can save time and effort in the long run, as potential security issues can be caught and fixed early on in the development process.

mkcert is easy to install and use. To get started, download the appropriate binary for your operating system from the mkcert GitHub repository and follow the installation instructions. Once installed, creating a new certificate is as simple as running a single command in your terminal.

Using HTTPS in your local development environment can help you catch issues related to mixed content, CORS, and other security-related problems. By ensuring that your local environment is secure and matches the production environment, you can avoid any surprises when it comes time to deploy your application.

If you're working with a team, it's important that everyone is on the same page when it comes to HTTPS in your local development environment. Make sure to document the steps required to set up mkcert and share this documentation with your team. This can help ensure that everyone is using the same process and can reduce the likelihood of errors or mistakes.