Starting a HTTP server in python to serve files from a directory is a reasonably well-known one-liner.

In python 2.x it is:

python -m SimpleHTTPServer 8080

In python 3.x it is:

python -m http.server 8080

But how do you something similar for HTTPS?

Here’s a solution, which unfortunately is larger than one line:

import BaseHTTPServer, SimpleHTTPServer
import ssl

httpd = BaseHTTPServer.HTTPServer(('', 8443), SimpleHTTPServer.SimpleHTTPRequestHandler)
httpd.socket = ssl.wrap_socket(httpd.socket, certfile='./certs_and_key.pem', server_side=True)

Save that as an executable file, combine your PEM cert chain and key into a single file, and off you go!