Sometimes you want to interact with a local webserver with https support because of some browser APIs that are only available in an https environment.
You can easily create a self-signed TLS cert for development purposes with
brew install mkcert mkcert -install # Install the local CA in the OS keychain
mkcert and generating system-wide local CA cert, you can create a certificate for each project.
cd awesome-website mkcert localhost # this will generate ./localhost.pem and ./localhost-key.pem npm install -g serve serve --ssl-cert ./localhost.pem --ssl-key ./localhost-key.pem