In order to get going as a developer, I am following the instructions on Installing and running Node Solid Server. There appears to be a requirement to create an SSL cert. This in turn requires that I have a domain name pointing to my server (I am using LetsEncrypt as suggested and Debian running on a virtual machine).
Is there a way around the need for an SSL cert for development purposes. Otherwise I guess I will need to register a temporary domain solely for this? Is there a simple solution to avoid this step?