Environment: GCP, Debian 10, Bitnami Stack, Discourse
Issue One: After creating VM instance using Bitnami Discourse stack in marketplace, everything works fine via HTTP. However, after you run bnhelper-tool to enable HTTPS via LetsEncrypt, the HTTPS links may have problems of “mixed content”, or “refused to load”, etc.
Solution: edit the .conf file
$ nano /home/<your name>/apps/discourse/conf/httpd-app.conf
add this line (in between directory):
Header always set Content-Security-Policy "upgrade-insecure-requests;"
then restart ctlscript.sh
Issue Two: In Discourse, when you first login as admin, and attempt to update your primary email (default is firstname.lastname@example.org) in preference, you find that not only new email (such as email@example.com) needs to be verified, but the old email (firstname.lastname@example.org) also needs to be verified, which is impossible.
Solution: the official document is https://docs.bitnami.com/installer/apps/discourse/configuration/change-default-email/
In short, you have to do some simple queries in PostgreSQL database:
$ cd /home/<your_name>/apps/discourse/htdocs/ $ sudo RAILS_ENV=production bundle exec rails c
A new prompt should appear, as shown below:
At the prompt, run the following commands to change the email address of the default user account to a new email address. Replace the EMAIL_ADDRESS placeholder in the commands below with your desired email address:
> u = User.find_by_username("user") > u.email = "YOUR_NEW_EMAIL_ADDRESS" > u.email_tokens.create(email: u.email) > u.activate > u.save!