Securing BookStack behind a Ubuntu NGINX Reverse Proxy



  • Install Certbot

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:certbot/certbot
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install python-certbot-nginx
    

    Run Certbot

    sudo certbot --nginx
    
    [email protected]:~$ sudo certbot --nginx
    Saving debug log to /var/log/letsencrypt/letsencrypt.log
    Plugins selected: Authenticator nginx, Installer nginx
    Enter email address (used for urgent renewal and security notices) (Enter 'c' to
    cancel): [email protected]
    Starting new HTTPS connection (1): acme-v01.api.letsencrypt.org
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Please read the Terms of Service at
    https://letsencrypt.org/documents/LE-SA-v1.2-November-15-2017.pdf. You must
    agree in order to register with the ACME server at
    https://acme-v01.api.letsencrypt.org/directory
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    (A)gree/(C)ancel: A
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Would you be willing to share your email address with the Electronic Frontier
    Foundation, a founding partner of the Let's Encrypt project and the non-profit
    organization that develops Certbot? We'd like to send you email about EFF and
    our work to encrypt the web, protect its users and defend digital rights.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    (Y)es/(N)o: Y
    Starting new HTTPS connection (1): supporters.eff.org
    
    Which names would you like to activate HTTPS for?
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    1: bookstack.aaronstuder.com
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Select the appropriate numbers separated by commas and/or spaces, or leave input
    blank to select all options shown (Enter 'c' to cancel):
    Obtaining a new certificate
    Performing the following challenges:
    http-01 challenge for bookstack.aaronstuder.com
    Waiting for verification...
    Cleaning up challenges
    Deployed Certificate to VirtualHost /etc/nginx/conf.d/bookstack.aaronstuder.com.conf for bookstack.aaronstuder.com
    
    Please choose whether or not to redirect HTTP traffic to HTTPS, removing HTTP access.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    1: No redirect - Make no further changes to the webserver configuration.
    2: Redirect - Make all requests redirect to secure HTTPS access. Choose this for
    new sites, or if you're confident your site works on HTTPS. You can undo this
    change by editing your web server's configuration.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Select the appropriate number [1-2] then [enter] (press 'c' to cancel): 2
    Redirecting all traffic on port 80 to ssl in /etc/nginx/conf.d/bookstack.aaronstuder.com.conf
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Congratulations! You have successfully enabled https://bookstack.aaronstuder.com
    
    You should test your configuration at:
    https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze.html?d=bookstack.aaronstuder.com
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    IMPORTANT NOTES:
     - Congratulations! Your certificate and chain have been saved at:
       /etc/letsencrypt/live/bookstack.aaronstuder.com/fullchain.pem
       Your key file has been saved at:
       /etc/letsencrypt/live/bookstack.aaronstuder.com/privkey.pem
       Your cert will expire on 2018-05-22. To obtain a new or tweaked
       version of this certificate in the future, simply run certbot again
       with the "certonly" option. To non-interactively renew *all* of
       your certificates, run "certbot renew"
     - Your account credentials have been saved in your Certbot
       configuration directory at /etc/letsencrypt. You should make a
       secure backup of this folder now. This configuration directory will
       also contain certificates and private keys obtained by Certbot so
       making regular backups of this folder is ideal.
     - If you like Certbot, please consider supporting our work by:
    
       Donating to ISRG / Let's Encrypt:   https://letsencrypt.org/donate
       Donating to EFF:                    https://eff.org/donate-le
    
    [email protected]:~$
    

    Update your APP_URL

    vi /var/www/bookstack/.env
    

    Uncomment APP_URL and update your URL.

    # APP_URL=https://bookstack.dev


  • You should add Ubuntu in the title.



  • @black3dynamite Updated. I assume the process is very similar on other distros.



  • Is the title suppose to be:
    "Securing BootStack behind a Ubuntu NGINX Reverse Proxy"

    Or was it suppose to be:
    "Securing BookStack behind a Ubuntu NGINX Reverse Proxy"

    ?



  • This setup is a LXC host, running both NGINX and BookStack in a different containers.

    I forward 80/443 from the host to the NGINX container.

    Then setup NGINX to reverse proxy to another container (BookStack, NextCloud, etc.)

    Each app has it's own container.



  • @aaronstuder said in Securing BootStack behind a Ubuntu NGINX Reverse Proxy:

    This setup is a LXC host, running both NGINX and BookStack in a different containers.

    I forward 80/443 from the host to the NGINX container.

    Then setup NGINX to reverse proxy to another container (BookStack, NextCloud, etc.)

    Each app has it's own container.

    How's the performance doing it that way?



  • @penguinwrangler said in Securing BootStack behind a Ubuntu NGINX Reverse Proxy:

    Is the title suppose to be:
    "Securing BootStack behind a Ubuntu NGINX Reverse Proxy"

    Or was it suppose to be:
    "Securing BookStack behind a Ubuntu NGINX Reverse Proxy"

    ?

    BookStack.



  • @black3dynamite Excellent from what I can tell.

    I don't restrict the containers at all, just lets them use whatever resources they need.



  • I want to try setting up a salt master in a container, then having it setup the containers for me 🙂



  • @black3dynamite said in Securing BookStack behind a Ubuntu NGINX Reverse Proxy:

    @aaronstuder said in Securing BootStack behind a Ubuntu NGINX Reverse Proxy:

    This setup is a LXC host, running both NGINX and BookStack in a different containers.

    I forward 80/443 from the host to the NGINX container.

    Then setup NGINX to reverse proxy to another container (BookStack, NextCloud, etc.)

    Each app has it's own container.

    How's the performance doing it that way?

    LXC has essentially zero overhead. Should act exactly like doing them on the same box.


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