Enable HTTPS on influxdb for debian

To enable HTTPS on influxdb for debian do the following.

Get a certificate. Easy way is to let debian do it for you. The ssl-cert package will generate a self signed cert.

apt-get install ssl-cert

Now pipe the key and pem to somewhere influxdb can get to it. 

cat /etc/ssl/private/ssl-cert-snakeoil.key /etc/ssl/certs/ssl-cert-snakeoil.pem > /etc/influxdb/influxdb.pem

Then turn on https in your /etc/influxdb/influxdb.conf and point to your new pem.

vi /etc/influxdb/influxdb.conf
  enabled = true
  bind-address = ":8083"
  https-enabled = true
  https-certificate = "/etc/influxdb/influxdb.pem"

  enabled = true
  bind-address = ":8086"
  auth-enabled = true
  log-enabled = true
  write-tracing = false
  pprof-enabled = false
  https-enabled = true
  https-certificate = "/etc/influxdb/influxdb.pem"

Start up influxdb and you’re done.

service influxdb restart


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