December 3, 2015

Let’s Encrypt Automation on Debian

Free SSL certificates for everyone! the https://letsencrypt.org/ initiative backed by Akamai, Cisco, Mozilla and EFF, is going to offer free certificates. On this post I am going to explain how I have automated the process of creation and renewal of certificates, on a Debian server with a lot of virtualhosts with the minimal modification of the apache conf files.

The idea of the projects is to extend the use of SSL certificates everywhere, the aproach of the projects is that the process of provisioning certificates is selfprovisioned from the servers with no manual interaction, to force that the certificates expiration is 90 days, forcing sysadmins to automate the proccess.

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