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[macOS] XAMPP - Setup localhost HTTPS

By TidusLast update: 2024-02-23


1. Check XAMPP SSL config

Open /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/etc/httpd.conf and make sure your settings are the same as below:

LoadModule socache_shmcb_module lib/httpd/modules/mod_socache_shmcb.soLoadModule ssl_module modules/mod_ssl.so

<IfModule ssl_module>

<IfDefine SSL>

Include etc/extra/httpd-ssl.conf



Test SSL config with this command:

sudo /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/xampp enablessl

2. Backup httpd-ssl.conf

  • Go to: /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/etc/extra
  • Copy httpd-ssl.conf & paste as httpd-ssl.conf.bak

3. Edit httpd-ssl.conf

  • Open /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/etc/extra/httpd-ssl.conf
  • Change default port from 8443 to 443

#Listen 8443

Listen 443

  • Find this line and remove everything below it

## SSL Virtual Host Context

Setup localhost HTTPS

1. Create localhost SSL certificate

Follow my guide here: Create localhost SSL certificate (to setup HTTPS)

2. Config SSL in XAMPP virtual host

Open /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/etc/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf

Update your config:


<VirtualHost *:80>

ServerName localhost

DocumentRoot "/Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/htdocs"



<VirtualHost *:443>

ServerName localhost

DocumentRoot "/Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/htdocs"

SSLEngine on

SSLCertificateFile "/Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/etc/ssl/localhost.crt"

SSLCertificateKeyFile "/Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/etc/ssl/localhost.key"


Note: replace /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/etc/ssl/ with your SSL files folder.

3. Open Chrome and access https://localhost. Congratulation!

[macOS] XAMPP - Setup localhost HTTPS

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