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how to run https and localhost with caddy2

Tony Colston
wanna be gamedev ... all around nerd and dev
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Caddy alludes to this but due to reasons there is no example. And it took me a long while to figure it out.

If you run this command (on Windows at least)

caddy file-server --domain localhost

The first time Caddy will add a cert to your machine and then you can run https://localhost in your browser. YAY!

Again it was not obvious from the documentation in any way shape or form that this is the right way to do it. I am not convinced this is what they intended but it works.

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