More than a million free TSL (Transport Layer Security) certificates have been given away, which will provide security between website and their visitors.
Let’s encrypt is an open source certificate authority based out of San Francisco, CA that has helped secure approximately 2.4 million domains at the time of writing this article. With a few quick and easy steps users can secure their websites and users information via the use of one of their certificates.
The company is backed and sponsored by a wide array of companies who support this endeavour. Mozilla, CISCO, Google, Facebook to name a few. I think this is a fantastic idea and a great thing for web developers and technicians alike. Having gone through the process myself I can understand the frustrations that SSL can provide during proper setup and configuration. With Let’s Encrypt this pressure has been removed. One more step forward for Open Source.
Daniel Brown – Web Developer