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You can now get free https certificates from the non-profit certificate authority Let’s Encrypt! This is a website that will take you through the manual steps to get your free https certificate so you can make your own website use https! This website is open source and NEVER asks for your private keys. Never trust a website that asks for your private keys!
NOTE: This website is for people who know how to generate certificate signing requests (CSRs)! If you’re not familiar with how to do this, please use the official Let’s Encrypt client that can automatically issue and install https certificates for you. This website is designed for people who know what they are doing and just want to get their free https certificate. * * *
Step 1: Account Info
Let’s Encrypt requires that you register an account email and public key before issuing a certificate. The email is so that they can contact you if needed, and the public key is so you can securely sign your requests to issue/revoke/renew your certificates. Keep your account private key secret! Anyone who has it can impersonate you when making requests to Let’s Encrypt!
Step 2: Certificate Signing Request
This is the certificate signing request (CSR) that you send to Let’s Encrypt in order to issue you a signed certificate. It contains the website domains you want to issue certs for and the public key of your TLS private key. Keep your TLS private key secret! Anyone who has it can man-in-the-middle your website! * * *
Step 3: Sign API Requests (waiting…)
Step 4: Verify Ownership (waiting…)
Let’s Encrypt requires you prove you own the domains you have in your CSR. You can do this by serving a specific file at a specific url under your domains. Below are the files you need to serve along with some copy-and-paste commands you can run on your website to start serving the file. Once you are serving the file on your website, click “I’m now running this on…”. After that, you need to tell Let’s Encrypt to check the above files to verify ownership of your domains. This request needs to be signed with your account private key. Below are the verification requests that you will need to sign. The commands to do this are generated below so you can copy-and-paste them into your terminal. Be sure to change the account private key location so it points to your real private key.
Step 5: Install Certificate (waiting…)
Congratulations! Let’s Encrypt has issued you a certificate for your domains! Below is the signed certificate you can use on your website to
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