Let's Encrypt


Will Bytemark be supporting Let’s Encrypt next year?


Hey @bewitchedweb: we think the same way! I added it as a feature request for our dev team so we can think about it as we plan for the jessie version.

Feel free to track that request or comment :slight_smile:


Let’s just hope it’s not a front organisation for the NSA.


@TonyRogers: Given how the current CA hierarchy works, in what way would it even matter if the NSA, Spectre or any other sinistre organisation turned out to be behind Let’s Encrypt?


I admit that I haven’t looked at the protocol.

This is a great thing though. It might cause a bit of a shake up to the pricing structure of existing providers.


It’s backed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation:

Today EFF is pleased to announce Let’s Encrypt, a new certificate authority (CA) initiative that we have put together with Mozilla, Cisco, Akamai, IdenTrust, and researchers at the University of Michigan that aims to clear the remaining roadblocks to transition the Web from HTTP to HTTPS.

Full announcement here.


Let’s Encrypt is now in public beta. Here’s an update on where we are with Symbiosis.


Not Symbiosis, but I’ve signed up and got some certs. The documentation isn’t over great, but I’ve been waiting for this for a long time. My cooker now has its own certificate!

Now at least the FBI can’t find out when I’ve left the oven door open.