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To get a site template working with https, we need to do 2 things:

Adjusting the Provisioner Script

Most provisioner scripts will be fine, but if they specify the URL that gets used, they should use https specifically. Additionally, they should also specify define('FORCE_SSL_ADMIN', true); in wp-config.php, though this isn’t necessary.

Keep in mind that just because VVV is capable of serving via HTTPS, doesn’t mean the software is going to make use of it. Existing sites installed via http:// will need to be told their site url should contain https://, and the database search replaced to swap links in post content for https versions.

If you’ve reached that point however, then any generic instructions for migrating will work, no further steps are needed for VVV.

Adjusting Nginx

Non-official site templates will need to adjust their vvv-nginx.conf to reference the certificates. Certificates are stored in a certificates subfolder of the VVV install, available in the VM at /vagrant/certificates/. Each site has a subfolder, with a dev.key and a dev.crt.

For example, a site named example, will have the following files:

If you can load readme.html over https via VVV then you’ve finished the VVV part of setup.