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using https with express io

So I am new to express and io but I had a server running fine for webRTC but now there is a deprecated method in webRTC that only runs on https so I tried to create an https server but it starts and then immediately exits. I cannot figure out what is wrong and I do not get any errors. Also I am using an aws ec2 to run the express io server. Maybe someone can spot where in my syntax/implementation I am going wrong.

Note I have been googling around for the past half hour and cannot figure it out

Here is the code:

var connect = require('connect');
var https = require('https');
var fs = require('fs');
var express = require('express.io');
var app = express();
//app.http().io();
var PORT = 443;
var options = {
key: fs.readFileSync('../server.key'),
cert: fs.readFileSync('../server.crt')
};
app.https(options).io();
//var app = https.createServer(options, app1);
console.log('server started on port ' + PORT);
app.use(express.static(__dirname + '/public'));
app.get('/', function(req, res){
res.render('index.ejs');
});
app.listen(PORT);
app.io.route('ready', function(req) {
req.io.join(req.data.chat_room);
req.io.join(req.data.signal_room);
app.io.room(req.data).broadcast('announce', {
message: 'New client in the ' + req.data + ' room.'
})
})

Update

I am putting a bounty on this because I would like someone to provide me with a complete answer on setting up the server for production.