From: stormreaver
Written: 2016-01-13 11:26:36.639828
Subject: Let's Encrypt

This morning, I received a free encryption certificate from the "Let's Encrypt" service for all of my domains. My bottom line is that the process was very easy and painless, and I highly recommend it.

As a Linux system administrator, I've had to buy encryption certificates from the common providers. The Linux side of the equation is fairly simple, as installing encryption certificates for Apache is pretty straight-forward, but the certificates are really expensive and can take a long time to receive.

With Let's Encrypt, I downloaded their automation client, typed a simple command, answered one really simple question (allow both encrypted and unencrypted connections, or force site-wide encryption), and waited a minute until the program said everything was done. At this point, all of my domains were encryption enabled. It didn't cost me a dime, and all major browsers recognize it.

Excellent job, Let's Encrypt team!
From: stormreaver
Written: 2016-04-04 07:02:34.455187
I have done my first renewal of my Let's Encrypt certificates, and everything was flawless. I merely ran:

letsencrypt-auto renew

That was it. All of my certificates renewed flawlessly and automatically.

This is how encryption should have been done on the Web from the start.
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