The Let’s Encrypt free, automated, and open certificate authority (CA), that is run for the public’s benefit. Has this week moved closer to its goal of providing free HTTPS certificates to the public, after receiving confirmation that its certificates are now supported by all major browsers.
The key principles behind Let’s Encrypt are to be able to provide anyone who owns a domain name with a trusted certificate at zero cost to start encrypting data.
Software running on a web server can interact with Let’s Encrypt to painlessly obtain a certificate, securely configure it for use, and automatically take care of renewal, say its developers who explain more about todays news.
We’re pleased to announce that we’ve received cross-signatures from IdenTrust, which means that our certificates are now trusted by all major browsers. This is a significant milestone since it means that visitors to websites using Let’s Encrypt certificates can enjoy a secure browsing experience with no special configuration required.
Both Let’s Encrypt intermediate certificates, Let’s Encrypt Authority X1 and Let’s Encrypt Authority X2, received cross-signatures. Web servers will need to be configured to serve the appropriate cross-signature certificate as part of the trust chain. The Let’s Encrypt client will handle this automatically.
Vital personal and business information is flowing over the Internet more frequently than ever, and it’s time to encrypt all of it. That’s why we created Let’s Encrypt, and we’re excited to be one big step closer to bringing secure connections to every corner of the Web.
Jump over to the Let’s Encrypt website for more details on the new HTTPS initiative to offer free SSL certificates.
Source: Let’s Encrypt