Why Let’s Encrypt?
- Free – no charge for HTTPS certs.
- Automatic – the installation, configuration as well as the renewal of the certificates do not require any administrator action.
- Open – the automatic issuance, as well as renewal procedures, will be published as the open standard.
- Transparent – the records of all certs issuance or revocation will be available publicly.
- Secure – the team is committed to being a model of best practice in their own operations.
- Cooperative – Let’s Encrypt is managed by a multi-stakeholder organization and exists to benefit the community, not any of the consortium members.
How to Install Let’s Encrypt Free SSL Certificate
apt-get install git
Step 3: Then download and install the latest version of Let’s Encrypt Client application, type the following commands:
git clone https://github.com/letsencrypt/letsencrypt
Step 4: Once the installation starts, press Enter to accept the agreement.
How to Configure Nginx/Apache for Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificate
$ sudo nano /etc/nginx/sites-available/www.example.com
listen 443 ssl;
sudo nginx -s reload
FREE HTTPS Certificates for Everyone!
“There’s a reward going for anyone who can find a security hole in the service,” the team wrote in a blog post. “We have more work to do before we’re comfortable dropping the beta label entirely, particularly on the client experience.”
“Automation is a cornerstone of our strategy, and we need to make sure that the client works smoothly and reliably on a wide range of platforms. We’ll be monitoring feedback from users closely, and making improvements as quickly as possible.”