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Obtain an SSL certificate effortlessly with a free subdomain for your Ant Media Server with a simple command! This incredible feature is available for Enterprise users versions 2.5.2 and beyond and it 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. 

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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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: Enabling SSL from the Web Panel

In previous versions of Ant Media Server, configuring SSL and generating a certificate involved a few steps using the terminal as seen below.

However, with the release of Ant Media Server version 2.6.2, this process is more streamlined for SSL enablement. Now you can secure your Ant Media Server directly from the Web Panel.

Navigate to the settings > SSL section of the web panel.

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In the drop-down menu “Type”, choose one of the most appropriate options to enable SSL. For instance, using your own domain, get a free subdomain of, or import your own certificate. 

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Then click the Activate button to enable the SSL automatically. There is no restarting required, simply refresh your web browser and log in again.

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Option 2: 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 3: 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 4: 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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Ahmet Oguz Mermerkaya

Oguz is the co-founder of Ant Media. His tech stack includes VxWorks, UML, Rhapsody in C++. Java, OSGi, Swing, JSF, Web, PHP, FFmpeg API, Native WebRTC, Java EE, Hibernate, Spring, MongoDB, MySQL, Angular, JavaScript, HTML5, Android (Native) and iOS (Native). Oguz is one of the writers of "Merhaba Android", one of the first books published in Turkey about Android app programming. His second book is about HTML5 & CSS3. He has attended several conferences and universities talking about Android, business life and technical issues. He is a member of the GDG Community and also the founder of GDG Ankara.