Internet Security Research Group nonprofit Let’s Encrypt has massively upgraded its certification hardware and software so that it can delete and reissue all its certs in less than 24 hours.

Last April the certificate authority was forced to kill three million HTTPS certs after a bug was found in its automated certificate management environment, about 2.6 per cent of its 150 million live certificate base. That caused some head-scratching.

https://www.theregister.com/2021/02/15/in_brief_security/

@AgreeableLandscape
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Fun fact, Lemmy uses Let’s Encrypt!

Dessalines
admin
714d

Ya we do :) God I hated having to do ssl before letsencrypt.

@ksynwa
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What even are the alternatives to let’s encrypt? How did people get certificates before them? I only know how to get certs from them using certbot and other similar tools.

ufra
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it was a pain in the butt and error prone, sending off for certs from verisign and friends…

Dessalines
admin
414d

Agree it was absolutely awful. Even after buying them the process to install them was very unstandardized.

@AgreeableLandscape
admin
514d

Good to hear it!

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