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Letsencrypt Letsencrypt Offering Wildcard SSL Certificates Jan 2018 !

Discussion in 'Domains, DNS, Email & SSL Certificates' started by eva2000, Jul 7, 2017.

  1. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Letsencrypt folks announced that they will be planning on offering free wildcard SSL certificates via DNS validation from January 2018 Wildcard Certificates Coming January 2018 - Let's Encrypt - Free SSL/TLS Certificates !
     
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    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    can't wait - FYI less than 4 weeks to go when Letsencrypt offer's free Wildcard SSL certificates :D
     
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    I am not into Letsencrypt. Are there plans to expand the expiration date for Letsencrypt certificates?
    90 days is too little for me
     
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    Yup that's what i don't like also about it but as Centminmod auto renew it then all ok :)
     
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    True.
    But you do not structurally solve the problem of 90 days.

    And for that you need an extra mechanism to automatically renew it.
    Something you have to monitor as extra apart form all the rest.

    As a result of Letsencrypt and so on, you could obtain a Comodo certificate for like $ 3.99 a year.

    I will not mess around for a few dollars. Test sites or small sites (traffic) ok.
    But I do not put Letsencrypt on business.
     
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    It's what I thought when I was first introduced to 90 day expiry SSL certificates, but now with more than a year using them with proper monitoring & automation in place, they aren't that bad. Generally they are auto renewed at 60 day mark so any failure to auto renew still gives you 30 days head room to figure out the problem if any.

    But yes commercial SSL certs have also come down in price - especially domain validated ones thanks to introduced letsencrypt competition :) Hoping the same effect happens for commercial Wildcard SSL certificates when Letsencrypt starts issues free Wildcard SSL certficates :D