Let’s Encrypt has spent ten million free ssl certificates




Let’s Encrypt has ten months after the start of the service ten million free SSL certificates issued. Approximately 5.4 million licenses are actually valid. The number of SSL certificates has not expired, is already several weeks around this number.

On his stats page Let’s Encrypt reported at time of writing 9.98 million SSL certificates have been issued, but on Twitter let the service know that the 10 million mark was exceeded. The service began with the issuance, at an open beta in early December last year, and in early March the millionth certificate was issued .

The number of certificates in circulation that has not expired to do the past few days with a relapse and is back on the number of August 24: 5.38 million. Ssl certificates Let’s Encrypt expire after ninety days. The service will automatically extend this system by encouraging and abuse and other problems, such as loss or theft of keys, avoid.

The aim of the initiative is to give as many sites https support by providing free SSL certificates and deployment easier to make. In addition to the EFF work Mozilla, Cisco, Akamai, IdenTrust and researchers from the University of Michigan to Encrypt the Web project.


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