Hosting through gitlab pages

Custom domain

The official documentation for adding a custom domain to gitlab pages is here.

The process is pretty straight forward. I use Gandi as domain name registration service and I had a little hiccup on the registration so I am posting the relevant sections here:

@ 10800 IN A 52.167.214.135
@ 10800 IN TXT "gitlab-pages-verification-code=0000000000000000000000000000"
djiamnot.xyz 10800 IN CNAME djiamnot.gitlab.io.
www 10800 IN CNAME djiamnot.gitlab.io.

Certificates

Let's use letsencrypt via acme.sh because we like to have it easy.

git clone https://github.com/Neilpang/acme.sh.git
cd ./acme.sh
./acme.sh --install

Generate a Gandi API key (admin->Security section)

then:

export GANDI_LIVEDNS_KEY="ffffffff00000000"
acme.sh --issue --dns dns_gandi_livedns -d djiamnot.xyz

Then copy the generated fullchain.cer to GitLab's pages certificate field and your .key to the private key field.

This should do it but you may have to wait a while before it kicks in. Don't forget to change your Nikola configuration (or whatever you use) tu use https as a base url of your site.

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