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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Securing Apache for free with SSL and StartSSL

So you have a web-server and you want to serve content by SSL?  If you have found you way to here, you have probably discovered that browsers such as Firefox do not make it easy to use self-signed certificates; large scary error messages do not inspire confidence in most users.  But there is an easy answer – StartSSL.

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