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Unencrypted HTTP sessions are wide open to abuse; lock them down with Let's Encrypt.

Protect Your Websites with Let's Encrypt

Back in the bad old days, setting up basic HTTPS with a certificate authority cost as much as several hundred dollars per year, and the process was difficult and error-prone to set up. Now we have Let's Encrypt for free, and the whole thing takes just a few minutes. Why Encrypt? Why encrypt your...
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It's HTTPS or Bust: How to Secure Your Website

Come July 2018, with the release of Chrome 68, any site not protected with Secure-Socket Layer/Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS) will be marked with the red-triangle of an insecure site. Unless you secure your site, you can kiss your web traffic goodbye. To secure your website, you must install an...
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Let's Encrypt Hits 50 Million Active Certificates and Counting

In yet another milestone on the path to encrypting the web, Let’s Encrypt has now issued over 50 million active certificates. Depending on your definition of “website,” this suggests that Let’s Encrypt is protecting between about 23 million and 66 million websites with HTTPS (more on that below)....
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Tipping the Scales on HTTPS: 2017 in Review

The movement to encrypt the web reached milestone after milestone in 2017. The web is in the middle of a massive change from non-secure HTTP to the more secure, encrypted HTTPS protocol. All web servers use one of these two protocols to get web pages from the server to your browser. HTTP has...
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ACME​ ​Support​ ​in​ ​Apache​ ​HTTP​ ​Server​ ​Project

We’re excited that support for getting and managing TLS certificates via the ACME protocol is coming to the Apache HTTP Server Project (httpd). ACME is the protocol used by Let’s Encrypt, and hopefully other Certificate Authorities in the future. We anticipate this feature will significantly aid...
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How Kubernetes Certificate Authorities Work

Today, let’s talk about Kubernetes private/public keys & certificate authorities! This blog post is about how to take your own requirements about how certificate authorities + private keys should be organized and set up your Kubernetes cluster the way you need to. The various Kubernetes...
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Jillian Karner, operations engineer at Let’s Encrypt, expounds on the project’s emphasis on automation.

Ops Engineer Explains Let’s Encrypt’s Automated TLS/SSL Certificate Issuance

Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated and open Certificate Authority issuing digital certificates for website encryption globally. Let’s Encrypt is a service provided by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG), a public benefit organization with a mission to reduce financial, technological, and...
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DNS Record Will Help Prevent Unauthorized SSL Certificates

In a few months, publicly trusted certificate authorities will have to start honoring a special Domain Name System (DNS) record that allows domain owners to specify who is allowed to issue SSL certificates for their domains. The record allows a domain owner to list the CAs that are allowed to issue...
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We’re incredibly close to a Web that is more encrypted than not, says Josh Aas in this update from the Let’s Encrypt project.

3 Lessons in Web Encryption from Let’s Encrypt

As exciting as 2016 was for encryption on the Web, 2017 seems set to be an even more incredible year. Much of the infrastructure and many of the plans necessary for a 100 percent  encrypted Web really solidified in 2016, and the Web will reap the rewards in 2017. Let’s Encrypt is proud to have been...
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Let’s Encrypt -- which provides free, automated, and open SSL certificates to more than 13 million fully qualified domain names -- was awarded a grant from The Ford Foundation as part of its efforts to financially support its growing operations.

Let’s Encrypt and The Ford Foundation Aim To Create a More Inclusive Web

Let’s Encrypt was awarded a grant from The Ford Foundation as part of its efforts to financially support its growing operations. This is the first grant that has been awarded to the young nonprofit, a Linux Foundation project which provides free, automated and open SSL certificates to more than 13...
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