How do i change from http to https for my broswer. I am new to nextcloud. I am running on a dell power edge 2950 with ubuntu sever. Thanks for the help.
you’d need a valid certificate for doing that correctly. There’s a good description in the manual on how to install NC correctly: https://docs.nextcloud.com/server/stable/admin_manual/installation/source_installation.html#
I’d recommend setting up NC via a VM. It makes it easier for you. Official VM made by hanssonit: Nextcloud VM – T&M Hansson IT AB (40GB is for free)
I linke this two documentations. You can combine them.
Search the part for Lets Encrypt (apache2 or Nginx).
It is fairly simple
Once you have installed Apache/Nginx , MySQL , PHP and you have configured Nextcloud correctly. Make sure that you have opened port 80/443 on your NAT and you have updated you DNS with the proper domain.
Then run the following lines (for Apache 2) :
sudo apt-get install python3-certbot-apache
sudo certbot --apache
sudo certbot certonly --apache
For Nginx I found this tutorial to be accurate : https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-secure-nginx-with-let-s-encrypt-on-ubuntu-20-04
If you run into any issues, I am glad to help out.