Jonathan Author of Robopenguins

Added SSL to Blog

I finally decided to go through the hassle of setting this blog up with SSL. While normally this wouldn’t be too hard with, since I’m using S3 bucket based hosting, there wasn’t a super simple option. The easiest path was to use Cloudfront to host the S3 files, instead of serving them directly. I followed the instructions in and after a few hours of trial and error (deploying to Cloudfront takes forever), eventually got it to work.

I then realized that a lot of the links generated by Jekyll were still HTTP, and so were some random images I was linking to. I had to hunt down those remaining references to finally get the little lock in the corner of the browser bar.