Solid Server on Windows


I’d like to see a good set of instructions for installing a Solid Server on Windows, including the security certificates and all.

Available instructions for installing the Solid Server are given for Linux, but not for Windows. I’ve googled around and other than a couple of “I did it”'s, most posts on Windows installation are problems … rewriting lots of things in an effort to get it to work.

This looks like it might be the perfect solution for app / data sharing between machines for my students, who use lab computers, school issued portables, and sometimes their own personal computers to do their programming work. It’s all Windows. That’s what we have. They’ve had a network drive available but it’s too unreliable. Often enough somebody works hard on something for weeks and then can’t access it.

It would also be great in that they’re programming / web development students. Here’s the future!

I have a machine that I’m running with XAMP, Glassfish, node.js, my own node.js server (Achieve), and websockets technology that I built, among other things. I’m hoping to figure out how to set up security certificates this summer on all of it. This is where I’d put the Solid Server.


I see there hasn’t been an official howto orupdate.
his i what I had done last year

If you have certs already to go thenall you need is the cmd’s


Thank you. I have that book-marked now for work this coming week.
A quick look and I’m guessing I’ll still have questions on the certificate.
As quickly as possible, I want this running for use by students in the fall (a little over a month from now).
Setting up TLS for all the available services is my big task this summer.
I’ve never done it before - but you know that browsers are requiring https / wss for a bunch of interesting things these days. Even outside of Solid, I can no longer put it off. There seems a lot of help for Linux, but the school provided me with a Windows machine - so that’s what I have to work with.