I finally got around to letsencrypt’s free SSL Certificate, as I might need it for future websites and I’d like to become familiar with it.

Before with my website I had to create a self-signed SSL certificate just to¬†learn that. The only problem I had was with ssllabs and their “You get an A if you spend money…”, since my configuration was as tight as apache would allow me to make it.

So, I was able to get letsencrypt setup, my 90-day issued cert plugged in, and the renewal on a cron. It’s really easy if you follow the directions, of course.

And I’m okay with an SSLLabs rating of B, since i’m gonna blame Apache for not sending the full certificate chain that the PEM “seems” to contain. I just wanted my green bar and my https, and I got it.

I’m a happy guy today.,

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