I am using the Free Tier account, a custom domain along with the automatic SSL.
I am currently trying to setup my backend. Using Linode and trying to setup their load balancer which is called “NodeBalancer” at Linode.
In order to setup HTTPS, I need to provide an SSL certificate and the private key.
My goal is to setup a subdomain https://api… and point it to my backend’s load balancer.
However, I am not sure how to provide the same SSL certificate and the private key that my website uses at Netlify to the LoadBalancer/NodeBalancer at Linode as I did not see an option to export it. Do I need generate a certificate myself and use it instead?
The certificate that is enabled automatically on Netlify includes subdomains.
Since my goal is to point my subdomain - https://api… to my Load Balancer in the backend, wouldn’t generating a separate SSL certificate for the backend itself be problematic?
Or you can purchase an SSL certificate from a third-party. Either will work. Neither (certbot or a third-party) certificate will interfere with the SSL at Netlify nor will Netlify’s SSL interfere with the third-party certificate.
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