February 21, 2017 tim

Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority (CA), run for the public’s benefit. It is a service provided by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG). More details can be found here https://letsencrypt.org/how-it-works/ This tutorial assumes you already have an existing website hosted with FreeBSD and an nginx reverse proxy. If you are using apache read this https://www.debarbora.com/Let’s-encrypt-SSL-Certificate-with-FreeBSD-&-Apache We start by installing https://certbot.eff.org/ # pkg install -y py27-certbot Request and download an SSL certificate by running the following command. temporarily stop nginx # service nginx stop # certbot certonly Select option 2) spin up a temporary webserver (standalone)…

February 20, 2017 tim

Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority (CA), run for the public’s benefit. It is a service provided by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG). More details can be found here https://letsencrypt.org/how-it-works/ This tutorial assumes you already have an existing website hosted with FreeBSD and apache24. I will be posting another tutorial on using Let’s encrypt for nginx shortly. We start by installing https://certbot.eff.org/ # pkg install -y py27-certbot Request and download an SSL certificate by running the following command # certbot certonly Select option 1) Place files in webroot directory (webroot) and answer the remaining questions. our…