Deep Dive into Let’s Encrypt

Mar 02, 2017

Let’s Encrypt is the phenomenal, automated, free SSL Certificate Authority that is quickly making HTTPS a no-brainer for even the smallest sites.

In this talk, we quickly run through the basics, and then explore Let’s Encrypt beyond the usual tutorials.  We’ll cover:

• Technical details of the authentication and issuance;

• Gotchas learned while securing over 100 hosts;

• Alternative, PHP based clients;

• Deploying in complex environments;

• Alternative free CAs;

• Cases where you might still pay money for certificates;

We’ll save some time for questions and discussion, but are sure to continue talking about encryption, privacy, censorship and related subjects after the meeting – so be sure to join us!