sudo apt-get install software-properties-common sudo add-apt-repository universe sudo add-apt-repository ppa:certbot/certbot sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install certbot
Issuing a certificate
Now, let’s run certbot to issue a certificate for our server:
sudo certbot certonly
Select 1: Spin up a temporary webserver (standalone) and press enter.
Follow the instructions on your screen until it asks for your domain name
Once the certificate has been created by certbot, we need to convert it to PKCS#12 format, since it is required by Plex Media Server.
sudo openssl pkcs12 -export -out /var/lib/plexmediaserver/certificate.pfx \ -inkey /etc/letsencrypt/live/<server's domain>/privkey.pem \ -in /etc/letsencrypt/live/<server's domain>/cert.pem \ -certfile /etc/letsencrypt/live/<server's domain>/chain.pem
it will ask for a password twice, which will be used in Plex settings.
Our certificate is located in
/var/lib/plexmediaserver/certificate.pfx and we need to change the ownership to plex user:
sudo chown plex:plex /var/lib/plexmediaserver/certificate.pfx
Plex Media Server settings
Navigate to http://<server’s domain>:32400/ and see the following screenshot.
Navigate to Settings > Network and fill the appropriate fields as shown above. Save when finished.
I had to restart the plexmediaserver service for the changes to take effect.
sudo service plexmediaserver restart
Now, if you navigate to
https://<server's domain>:32400/ you’ll see the green padlock.
Steps taken from srilankanchurro GH