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Exciting news awaits Ant Media Server users!

Now, with a simple command, you can obtain an SSL certificate effortlessly with a free subdomain. This incredible feature, available for enterprise users in versions 2.5.2 and beyond, brings heightened security to your server.

Say goodbye to complexity and hello to a seamless SSL installation process. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the steps to secure your Ant Media Server with an SSL certificate in different ways. Let’s embark on this journey together and unlock a new level of protection for your server.

Enabling SSL is not mandatory for all cases. However,  it’s mandatory when requesting access to the mic and camera. It’s not mandatory for playing streams , HTTPS and WSS (WebSocket Secure) are mandatory for Google Chrome to run WebRTC and WebSocket applications.

Furthermore, developers want to provide their content through a secure connection. The server package includes a script that installs the Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate.

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Enable SSL in Linux(Ubuntu, RockyLinux, Alma)

Let’s Encrypt

Let’s Encrypt is a free certificate authority developed by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG).

If there is a service that uses 80 port, you need to disable it. If your system has Apache Web Server, you need to disable it first such a command below

sudo service apache2 stop

Make sure that your domain points to your server’s public IP address in the DNS records before running script.

Option 1: Gets a free subdomain and install SSL with Let’s Encrypt

As previously stated, the most interesting aspect is that you can create a subdomain and an SSL certificate with a single command.

You can utilize this method if you do not have a domain name and wish to install an SSL certificate. With this feature, enterprise users will receive a free subdomain name with the extension ams-[id], and the Let’s Encrypt certificate will be installed immediately. This feature is accessible in versions after 2.5.2.

Go to the folder where Ant-Media-Server is installed. Default directory is /usr/local/antmedia

cd /usr/local/antmedia

Just call the script without parameters.

sudo ./

After a while, your subdomain and SSL certificate will be installed.

Note:- The free subdomain option is not accessible for Ant Media Server marketplace images on AWS, Azure, or Alibaba as it requires license key. It will be put in place as soon as possible.

Option 2: Create a Let’s Encrypt certificate with your domain

Go to the folder where Ant-Media-Server is installed. Default directory is /usr/local/antmedia

cd /usr/local/antmedia

Call the with your domain name

sudo ./ -d

If Option 1 and Option 2 ‘s scripts return successfully, SSL will be installed on your server, you can use HTTPS through 5443. Like below

Option 3: Use your own certificates script supports external fullchain.pem, chain.pem and privkey.pem files as in the following format



sudo ./ -f yourdomain.crt -p yourdomain.key -c yourdomainchain.crt -d
sudo ./ -f yourdomain.pem -p yourdomain.key -c yourdomainchain.pem -d

If you disable any service that binds to 80 port such as Apache Web Server, enable it again

sudo service apache2 start

ATTENTION: If port 80 is used by some other process or it’s forwarded to some other port, will not be successful. Please disable the process or delete the port forwarding temporarily before running the script above.

That’s all. I hope this small blog post will help you in enabling SSL. By the way, please let us know if you have a question or need help with this issue or any other one.


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