A great product called Let’s Encrypt will be coming out in the near future. One of the best things about this service is how easy it will be to manage the SSL certificates. Oh and its free! Thats right web monkeys and hobbyists, stop paying godaddy for your SSL certs every year and spend your hard earned money on beer!
Problem: My certificate says its invalid or Im too poor / lazy to buy my own certificate for 100$ a year from my current domain provider.
Solution: Use Lets Encrypt in the Week of November 16, 2015!
A lot of people may say who cares? Well they are wrong, lets encrypt will alow people who want to spend more time developing their product and less time learning the difference between UCC and wild-star certificates, let alone how to make the CSR. In fact the whole renewal process will be automated aswell assuming your using a compatible OS.
Let’s Encrypt is supposed to be so simple to use in fact that even people who were marketed Drobo’s will be able to use it.
The reason I waited so long to post an article about this was the burning question, will it work and am I required to install a intermediate certificate (This is sometimes the case with BlowDaddy just have the client see the certificate as valid).
Well you can see for yourself on their live test page located here.
I’m looking forward to this forward thinking method of creating a more secure web and will be lined up on the 16th of November to start applying for certificates.
Notes: I do think that learning how SSL certificates work is a great idea, but for those of you who know already Let’s Encrypt is a great way to quickly get your web service online with a zero cost.