Rails Local Development over HTTPS using a Self-Signed SSL Certificate
I found myself in a peculiar situation recently. I was integrating a Single Sign On workflow with Google as the IdP (read more about it here). After authenticating on Google, a callback url is provided to handle the response. Google requires that the connection be encrypted (read HTTPS). But, the standard Rails server boots without SSL in development mode. I needed to test the integration locally, so I needed to get my local server secured with SSL. Quite the conundrum!.
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