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Free SSL/TLS Certificate Authority

Lost

Well-known member
#3
I know about startssl, but the thing that makes letsencrypt.org interesting, is the automated certificate management. No more manually having to install certs and forgetting to renew them is a thing of the past. It will make it trivial to use https on your website.
 

Andy.N

Well-known member
#4
While SSL cert is getting cheaper (it used to cost several hundred dollars each year from big name providers), do we trust our sites on a company that provides free ssl?
What's the catch?
 

rainmotorsports

Well-known member
#8
While SSL cert is getting cheaper (it used to cost several hundred dollars each year from big name providers), do we trust our sites on a company that provides free ssl?
What's the catch?
Part of the cost of getting a certificate now or in the past is the fact that you are basically purchasing liability insurance with it. Which is generally required or desired for store fronts etc. Beyond that its just maintenance and for a small forum who just wants https the certs really shouldnt be more than a couple bucks to keep the authority maintained properly. But there is the whole trust issue still.
 

eva2000

Well-known member
#9
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8982013

Interesting little discourse about that site... issuing in SHA1 (outmoded)
old news they have sha256 now
Code:
Session Tickets RFC 5077     86400 seconds
Server key size              2048 bit
Signature Algorithm          SHA256 with RSA
Fingerprint / Serial         SHA1 E737D0911D60FFAD925DC4B07FC9A330E91D2C32 / 1188F371489C6D91CD380851FB274515
                              SHA256 5877AB22697AED02B30357FFBBF9AA53239E1934C565288591865991D5C8D19C
Common Name (CN)             mydomain2.com (CN response to request w/o SNI: mydomain2.com)
subjectAltName (SAN)         mydomain2.com www.mydomain2.com mydomain.com
Issuer                       WoSign CA Free SSL Certificate G2 (WoSign CA Limited from CN)
Certificate Expiration       >= 60 days (2015-03-24 23:54 --> 2018-03-25 00:54 +0000)
# of certificates provided   3
Certificate Revocation List  http://crls6.wosign.com/ca6-server1-free.crl
OCSP URI                     http://ocsp6.wosign.com/ca6/server1/free
OCSP stapling                OCSP stapling offered
 

Cyb3r

Well-known member
#14
It includes everything you want, unlimited domains :).
I'm little confused, they just responded to me and this what it looks like:

Your order details:
Certificate Name: Free SSL Certificate
Certificate Type: SSL Certificate
Period: 3 year(Expiry Date:2018-07-12 05:07:47)
Domain in Subject: test.com,www.test.com
By domain "Domain in Subject" they included the main domain only or it's full domain certificate?