Lets Encrypt free SSL Certificates, should one use these?


From 3rd Dec 2015, letencrypt.org would live for public beta and I would like to know the following things for those who are still not using HTTPS.

  1. Is it safe to use letsencrypt certificates. I ask this question due to this article
  2. Would it be possible to make the process of renewal of the certificates automated since the validity of the certificates generated by them is 90 days only but they say that the renewal process is automated.

I think if this needs to be included then bench might need to get the functionality of this website into it and we might have a to create a cron job to check for the renewal of the certificate.

I would use it. The question is, are you protecting yourself from the government? In most cases, no.

It makes a lot of sense it automate issue and renewal using bench as well.