Rails with SSL in development with POW and Tunnelss

published Sunday, February 09, 2014

Updated 2014-09-17: Recommend Tunnelss (extra 's') instead of Tunnels to provide valid certificate for .dev domains. (Use carefully, .dev is now a legitimate TLD)

I'm using Pow for running Ruby on Rails Apps in development. One thing not provided by Pow but important to me, is the ability to use SSL in development. For this, I use Tunnelss

Once setup, you'll need to make it run everytime you start your computer, and on OS X Mavericks using rbenv, this can be done by creating the following file:


Make sure to adjust the tunnels path to your system

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">