How to support SSL/TLS certificate

I am new to render .com and I am currently hosting a Node js server on the WEB SERVICE function that uses code from my private GitHub repo. And I also have a private GitHub repo for my client-side website that is hosted on GitHub Pages. The question I have is how can I secure the data between the client and the server. I am using HTTPS when fetching data from the server to the client and I am wondering what I need to change in the server code to always / only support HTTPS and how the system works with SSL keys. The keys are supposed to be auto-generated on render .com but do I need to point to them in the server code or something?

How I fetch data from the server on the client website:
const fetchData = async () => {
try {
const response = await fetch(‘https:// your-server-api-url/getSomeData’);
const data = await response.json();
} catch (error) {
console.error(‘Error fetching data:’, error);

How my server node js code looks:
const express = require(‘express’);
const bodyParser = require(‘body-parser’);
const app = express();
const cors = require(‘cors’);
const dotenv = require(‘dotenv’);
const dbService = require(‘./dbService’);
app.use(bodyParser.json({ limit: ‘100mb’ }));
app.use(express.urlencoded({extended : false}));

app.get(‘/getSomeData’, (request, response) => {

const db = dbService.getDbServiceInstance();

const result = db.getAllData();

.then(data => response.json({data: data}))
.catch(err => console.log(err));

response.json({success: true});


app.listen(process.env.PORT, () => console.log(‘app is running’));

Any help would be gladly appreciated😊

Hi there,

You don’t need to do anything to support SSL requests. Your service only needs to listen to plain HTTP requests. SSL is terminated in our proxy layer and forwarded to your service using plain HTTP.


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