I have RStudio Server Pro, Shiny Server Pro, and RStudio Connect all installed on a RHEL6 system with nginx sitting in front and acting as a reverse proxy and all three services set to run on/answer on localhost only.
With everything configured to use unencrypted HTTP, everything works completely.
Our corporate standard is for internal facing services that need/want to use SSL to have a certificate that is signed by a self-signed certificate. I've added the cert chain to the public cert for my server, and have been able to switch everything so that all the services are available via https, and I get a green "Secure" padlock in my browser URL bar (Chrome). The one problem I have is in rstudio, when I try to set up so that I can publish to rstudio connect I get an error back when it tries to verify my URL that there is a self-signed cert in the chain. If I take out the cert chain, I get a different SSL error that it basically can't find the rest of the certs that it needs to validate the SSL connection.
Is there a way to get a self-signed cert accepted?