Securing nginx with Letsencrypt

For several years now users have been taught to look for the green padlock in the address bar to ensure the site they are using is secure. But certificates are expensive due to the efforts that go in to proving your identity.

Letsencrypt are trying to help secure the web by issuing short term (90 day) certificates to users who can demonstrate through a simple challenge and response that they are in control of a host.

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