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3rd July 2018 at 10:05am
WebServer Guides

By default, TiddlyWiki's WebServer serves resources over the insecure HTTP protocol. The risk is minimal if it is only being used within a private, trusted network but in many situations it is desirable to use a secure HTTPS connection.

HTTPS requires the server to be configured with a certificate via a "cert" file and a "key" file, configured via the tls-cert and tls-key parameters

Certificates can be obtained from a certification authority such as, or you can create a self-signed certificate for internal testing.

To create the required certificate files with the popular openssl utility:

openssl req -newkey rsa:2048 -new -nodes -keyout mywikifolder/key.pem -out mywikifolder/csr.pem
openssl x509 -req -days 365 -in mywikifolder/csr.pem -signkey mywikifolder/key.pem -out mywikifolder/server.crt
tiddlywiki mywikifolder --listen username=joe password=bloggs tls-key=key.pem tls-cert=server.crt