Let’s Encrypt Root Trusted By All Major Root Programs – Let’s Encrypt

Let’s Encrypt is a free SSL Certificate available and integrated with Cloud Server Webuzo, Cloud Server Plesk and Cloud Server cPanel. More details on Let’s Encrypt. Contact us to find out our latest offers! As of the end of July 2018, the Let’s Encrypt root, ISRG Root X1, is directly Continue Reading

Engineering deep dive: Encoding of SCTs in certificates – Let’s Encrypt

Let’s Encrypt is a free SSL Certificate available and integrated with Cloud Server Webuzo, Cloud Server Plesk and Cloud Server cPanel. More details on Let’s Encrypt. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Let’s Encrypt recently launched SCT embedding in certificates. This feature allows browsers to check that a Continue Reading

Looking Forward to 2018

Let’s Encrypt is a free SSL Certificate available and integrated with Cloud Server Webuzo, Cloud Server Plesk and Cloud Server cPanel. More details on Let’s Encrypt. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Let’s Encrypt had a great year in 2017. We more than doubled the number of active Continue Reading

Wildcard Certificates Coming January 2018

Let’s Encrypt will begin issuing wildcard certificates in January of 2018. Wildcard certificates are a commonly requested feature and we understand that there are some use cases where they make HTTPS deployment easier. Our hope is that offering wildcards will help to accelerate the Web’s progress towards 100% HTTPS. Let’s Continue Reading

Milestone: 100 Million Certificates Issued

Let’s Encrypt has reached a milestone: we’ve now issued more than 100,000,000 certificates. This number reflects at least a few things: First, it illustrates the strong demand for our services. We’d like to thank all of the sysadmins, web developers, and everyone else managing servers for prioritizing protecting your visitors Continue Reading

ACME v2 API Endpoint Coming January 2018

Let’s Encrypt will add support for the IETF-standardized ACME v2 protocol in January of 2018. We will be adding a new ACME v2 API endpoint alongside our existing ACME v1 protocol API endpoint. We are not setting an end-of-life date for our ACME v1 API at this time, though we Continue Reading

OVH Renews Platinum Sponsorship of Let’s Encrypt

We’re pleased to announce that OVH has renewed their support for Let’s Encrypt as a Platinum sponsor for the next three years. OVH’s strong support for Let’s Encrypt will go a long way towards creating a more secure and privacy-respecting Web. OVH initially got in touch with Let’s Encrypt to Continue Reading

Let’s Encrypt 2016 In Review

Our first full year as a live CA was an exciting one. I’m incredibly proud of what our team and community accomplished during 2016. I’d like to share some thoughts about how we’ve changed, what we’ve accomplished, and what we’ve learned. At the start of 2016, Let’s Encrypt certificates had Continue Reading

Launching Our Crowdfunding Campaign

Today we kicked off our first crowdfunding campaign with the goal of raising enough funds to cover about one month of our operations – $200,000. That amount covers the operational and engineering staff, the hardware and the software, and general operating expenses needed to securely and reliably issue and manage Continue Reading

Our First Grant: The Ford Foundation

We are proud to announce that The Ford Foundation has awarded us a grant to help our growing operations. The Ford Foundation is a major philanthropic entity both in the US and globally. One of its programmatic areas, Internet Freedom, is focused on creating a more open and inclusive Internet Continue Reading

Squarespace OCSP Stapling Implementation

We’re excited that Squarespace has decided to protect the millions of sites they host with HTTPS! While talking with their team we learned they were deploying OCSP Stapling from the get-go, and we were impressed. We asked them to share their experience with our readers in our first guest blog Continue Reading

Introducing Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) Support

Let’s Encrypt is pleased to introduce support for issuing certificates that contain Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs). This means that our users around the world can now get free Let’s Encrypt certificates for domains containing characters outside of the ASCII set, which is built primarily for the English language. We’re excited Continue Reading

ISRG Legal Transparency Report, January 2016 – June 2016

The trust of our users is ISRG’s most critical asset. Transparency regarding legal requests is an important part of making sure our users can trust us, and to that end we will be publishing reports twice annually. Reports will be published three months after the period covered in order to Continue Reading

What It Costs to Run Let's Encrypt

Today we’d like to explain what it costs to run Let’s Encrypt. We’re doing this because we strive to be a transparent organization, we want people to have some context for their contributions to the project, and because it’s interesting. Let’s Encrypt will require about $2.9M USD to operate in Continue Reading

Let's Encrypt Root to be Trusted by Mozilla

The Let’s Encrypt root key (ISRG Root X1) will be trusted by default in Firefox 50, which is scheduled to ship in Q4 2016. Acceptance into the Mozilla root program is a major milestone as we aim to rely on our own root for trust and have greater independence as Continue Reading

Full Support for IPv6

Let’s Encrypt is happy to announce full support for IPv6. As IPv4 address space is exhausted, more and more people are deploying services that are only reachable via IPv6. Adding full support for IPv6 allows us to serve more people and organizations, which is important if we’re going to encrypt Continue Reading

Progress Towards 100% HTTPS, June 2016

Our goal with Let’s Encrypt is to get the Web to 100% HTTPS. We’d like to give a quick progress update. Let’s Encrypt has issued more than 5 million certificates in total since we launched to the general public on December 3, 2015. Approximately 3.8 million of those are active, Continue Reading

Leaving Beta, New Sponsors

Let’s Encrypt is leaving beta today. We’re also excited to announce that founding sponsors Cisco and Akamai have renewed their Platinum sponsorships with 3-year commitments, Gemalto is joining as our newest Gold sponsor, and HP Enterprise, Fastly, Duda and ReliableSite.net are our newest Silver sponsors. Since our beta began in Continue Reading

ISRG Legal Transparency Report, July 2015 – December 2015

The trust of our users is ISRG’s most critical asset. Transparency regarding legal requests is an important part of making sure our users can trust us, and to that end we will be publishing reports twice annually. Reports will be published three months after the period covered in order to Continue Reading

New Name, New Home for the Let's Encrypt Client Software

Update: Added clarification that only the Let’s Encrypt client software is changing its name and host. The Let’s Encrypt certificate authority and associated services are not changing names or relocating. Over the next few months the Let’s Encrypt client software will transition to a new name, soon to be announced, Continue Reading

Our Millionth Certificate

Let’s Encrypt has issued its millionth certificate. Our first million certificates are helping to secure approximately 2.4 million domains. This milestone means a lot to a team that started building a CA from scratch 16 months ago with an aim to have a real impact on the security of the Continue Reading

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