SSL for the people

While I was working on setting the server up for eccentric.dk (along with math.eccentric.dk) I researched how I affordably could get SSL certificates for my sites to protect passwords for site administration and visitors). But all the places I found it was pretty expensive (300+ DKK per certificate) and for two personal sites that was beyond what I was about to spend. But thankfully A friend (Bjarke), however pointed me in the direction of Let’s Encrypt, an EFF supported project that not only provides trusted SSL certificates for free, but also provides an automated means of verification and installation.

It is needless to say that this is great for privacy online and bad news for hackers. It also puts SSL within the reach of amateur system admins (such as myself) who are not prepared (or able) to pay a hefty price in addition to hosting costs.

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