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[Ach] opinions on letsencrypt.org?

Torsten Gigler torsten.gigler at owasp.org
Tue Nov 25 11:22:33 CET 2014


Hi Aaron,

there has been a discussion on the OWASP Community Mailing-List, too:
1st Message:
http://lists.owasp.org/pipermail/owasp-community/2014-November/000444.html
'[Owasp-community] Free and open certificate authority coming in 2015'.

Kind regards
Torsten

2014-11-25 11:09 GMT+01:00 L. Aaron Kaplan <kaplan at cert.at>:

> Hi *,
>
> A couple of days, I stumbled across https://letsencrypt.org/.  Somehow it
> highly reminded me of cacert.org.
> On the other hand, they seem to be going further by automating SSL
> certificate creation, CSR signing etc. while doing less work on the WoT
> part of cacert.org.
>
> Did someone here look into letsencrypt.org in more detail and could you
> share your impressions?
> Could this be a cacert.org version 2.0? Or an startssl.com killer? [1]
>
>
> More details on how it works: https://letsencrypt.org/getinvolved/,
> https://github.com/letsencrypt/acme-spec
>
> My gut feeling tells me that DANE is probably a better tech.... but so was
> Betamax.
> Curious about your feedback.
>
> Best,
> Aaron.
>
>
>
>
> [1] BTW: my apologies for the still missing updated git.bettercrypto.org
> certificate! The reason is that startssl.com says they signed the CSR but
> I seem not to be able to download the .pem certificate. Something went
> wrong with most probably the SSL client certificate to authenticate me.
> Might have to switch to a different CA :(
>
>
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