Answers to the most common questions about SSL certificates from customers of CertSimple. Contains some good information.
Continuing its commitment to secure search, Google announced today it will index a site’s HTTPS pages by default, even if an HTTP equivalent exists.
Google’s goal, it explains, is to eventually have everyone landing on a webpage with a private connection. In an effort to accomplish that goal, Google will now index only HTTPS pages when there is an HTTP equivalent. HTTPS pages are now the priority when both are available.
Good news for the web.
I’m really stoked right now! I’ve just enabled SSL on my website https://mattgeri.com. I did this using the brand new, free service called Let’s Encrypt. How cool is that?
Another guide to Let’s Encrypt.
Let’s Encrypt—a new certificate authority from the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG)—has been promising to help with this (“HTTPS Everywhere”), pledging to be “free, automated and open”.
They just announced public beta today, so I decided to give the beta version of their system a try on wpostats.com.
I’ve been watching the Let’s Encrypt story for months. Now that the service has finally been rolled-out, it’s interesting to read what others are making of it. So far, I’ve only read good things, apart from some grumbles about the 3 month renewal period. Anyhow, I’m looking forward to giving it a try myself.