Service for free SSL certificates starting September 14




Let’s Encrypt, a service for free SSL certificates, begins September 14 with his offer. The department issued its first certificate in late July. The department wants the free offer accelerate the transition to encrypted connections for site managers.

EFF Civil Rights Movement, one of the driving forces behind Let’s Encrypt, called the start of the certificate authority, a milestone for web security and privacy. ” The service is part of the Encrypt the Web initiative of the EFF to each site via https approachable.

The implementation of SSL certificates for many site administrators too time consuming and cumbersome, the organization notes. Last year, the EFF took Therefore along with Mozilla, Cisco, Akamai, IdenTrust and researchers from the University of Michigan’s plan for its own certificate authority. The authority will fall under the newly established Internet Security Research Group.

Let’s Encrypt makes applying for a certificate based on the ACME protocol not only free but also offers a client for quick and easy installation. With this tool for web server certificates can be revoked. “For people who do not run their own web server, we expect that many hosting providers will enter the Let’s Encrypt-api, so they https standard and offer no cost to their customers,” said EFF.

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