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Secure Nginx with Let's Encrypt on Debian 9

Let’s Encrypt is a free and open certificate authority developed by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG). Certificates issued by Let’s Encrypt are trusted by almost all browsers today. In this tutorial, we will explain how to use the Certbot tool to obtain a free SSL certificate for Nginx on...
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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

Learn how to use Let's Encrypt in this tutorial from our archives. 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...
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Secure Apache with Let's Encrypt on Debian 9

Let’s Encrypt is a certificate authority created by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG). It provides free SSL certificates via fully automated process designed to eliminate manual certificate creation, validation, installation and renewal. Certificates issued by Let’s Encrypt are are valid...
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How to Set Up Your S3 Bucket with HTTPS in an Hour

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has great resources for issuing and using SSL certificates, but the process of migrating existing resources to HTTPS can be complex — and it can also require many intermediate steps. But as this tutorial shows, you can get your S3 bucket set up in just an hour or two. Why...
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How to Install Let’s Encrypt with NginX on Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 18.04

This is a step-by-step instruction on how to install Let’s Encrypt SSL with NginX on your Ubuntu 16.04 or Ubuntu 18.04 (both are popular LTS releases). I will try to describe several useful settings that will make configuration easy and smart. Where I will use different commands to be executed due...
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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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Install Let's Encrypt and Secure Nginx with SSL/TLS in Debian 9

This tutorial will show you how to install and secure a Nginx web server on Debian 9 with a TLS certificate issued for free by the Let’s Encrypt Certificate Authority. Furthermore, we will configure automatic renewal of Lets’ Encrypt TLS certificates using a cron job before the certificates expire...
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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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