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depicus is https now thanks to letsencrypt.org

December 3, 2015 by The Man

If you haven’t heard of letsencrypt.org they are “Let’s Encrypt is a new Certificate Authority: It’s free, automated, and open”

Basically they will issue ssl certs for web sites free and in milliseconds, and here’s how.

1. Get hold of the letsencrypt program

git clone https://github.com/letsencrypt/letsencrypt
cd letsencrypt
./letsencrypt-auto --help

Then for me it was just a question of running

./letsencrypt-auto --apache -d depicus.com -d www.depicus.com

And within seconds we are https – cool as <3