Let's Encrypt is Now Trusted In All Browsers
I'm really excited for this soon to release service called Let's Encrypt. If you have not heard of this service you should check it out. This is a great new service that will allow anyone to have a free SSL/TLS certificate, but not just that, it'll provide scripts to easily install the cert on your server, and this certificate authority will be trusted on your devices. This is a service started by: Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the Mozilla Foundation, Akamai, and Cisco Systems. Other partners include the certificate authority IdenTrust, the University of Michigan (U-M), the Stanford Law School, the Linux Foundation as well as Stephen Kent from Raytheon/BBN Technologies and Alex Polvi from CoreOS. A lot of big names involved, so you can trust that this cert will work on your browser... especially with this new update
Who is this for?
Now this isn't for big corporations and businesses. This is for people like me, someone's personal blog. They aren't really going to be puling companies away from the big cert companies, the big cert guys will still have customers getting EV certs. These certs, if I remember correctly, is domain validation only. They're not going to be giving away EV certs.
This will be interesting if the government continues with the rumored bill being passed around in the government outlawing encryption.
But they just hit an important mile stone. They are now trusted by all major browsers because they got cross-signatures from IdenTrust.
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