Free HTTPS certs for all – Let's Encrypt opens doors to world+dog

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Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/12/03/letsencrypt_public_beta/
How-to The Let's Encrypt project has opened to the public, allowing anyone to obtain free TLS certificates and set up HTTPS websites in a few simple steps.

It's a major leap forward in encrypting the world's web traffic, keeping people's information and browser histories out of the hands of eavesdroppers and and other miscreants.

The certification-issuing service is run by the California-based Internet Security Research Group (ISRG), and is in public beta after running a trial among a select group of volunteers. The public beta went live at 1800 GMT (1000 PT) today.

Its certificates are trusted by all major browsers – Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft's Internet Explorer worked in our office with fresh certs from the fledgling certificate authority.

Incredibly, it is almost too easy to use. You download an open-source client to your web server, and then one command will request and install a certificate, and configure your system to use it. And that's it.
Let's Encrypt is overseen by folks from Mozilla, Akamai, Cisco, Stanford Law School, CoreOS, the EFF and others, and sponsored by various internet organizations.

More info at the link above.
 
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