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How to run Nuxt2 with HTTPS in Windows

Using Nuxt2 and version 3 of Nuxt with Storyblok would require HTTPS for development.

To serve Nuxt2 with HTTPS, follow the steps below.

  • Navigate to your project's main directory

  • Create a public and private key as shown in the code block below

    openssl genrsa 2048 > server.key
    chmod 400 server.key
    openssl req -new -x509 -nodes -sha256 -days 365 -key server.key -out server.crt

  • Add your server requirements to your nuxt.config.js file

    import path from 'path'
    import fs from 'fs'

  • Add your server configuration to your nuxt.config.js file

     server: {
        https: {
          key: fs.readFileSync(path.resolve(__dirname, 'server.key')),
          cert: fs.readFileSync(path.resolve(__dirname, 'server.crt'))


If you’re a macOS user, you should check out the setup for HTTPS on MacOS.