Internet · November 19, 2014 0

Let’s Encrypt

Let’s Encrypt is a new Certificate Authority: It’s free, automated, and open.lets-encryptAccording to ISRG (Internet Security Research Group), Let’s Encrypt Program will be launched at Summer 2015. This project is sponsored by Mozilla Corporation, Cisco Systems, Inc., Akamai Technologies, Electronic Frontier Foundation, IdenTrust, Inc., and researchers at the University of Michigan.It is a new free certificate authority, built on a foundation of cooperation and openness, that lets everyone be up and running with basic server certificates for their domains through a simple one-click process.

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The key principles behind Let’s Encrypt are:Free: Anyone who owns a domain can get a certificate validated for that domain at zero cost. Automatic: The entire enrollment process for certificates occurs painlessly during the server’s native installation or configuration process, while renewal occurs automatically in the background. Secure: Let’s Encrypt will serve as a platform for implementing modern security techniques and best practices. Transparent: All records of certificate issuance and revocation will be available to anyone who wishes to inspect them. Open: The automated issuance and renewal protocol will be an open standard and as much of the software as possible will be open source. Cooperative: Much like the underlying Internet protocols themselves, Let’s Encrypt is a joint effort to benefit the entire community, beyond the control of any one organization.When Let’s Encrypt launches in Summer 2015, enabling HTTPS for your site will be as easy as installing a small piece of certificate management software on the server: $ sudo apt-get install lets-encryptKnow more about Let’s Encrypt Progam