"Forget about hours (or sometimes days) of muddling through complicated programming to set up encryption on a website, or yearly fees," EFF explains. "Let's Encrypt puts security in the hands of site owners."
"Let's Encrypt has not yet been added as a trusted authority to the major browsers (that will be happening soon)," the site explains. "So for now, you'll need to add the ISRG root certificate yourself. Specifics will depend on your browser. In Firefox, just click the link."
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Securing the Internet with Let's Encrypt
- Free – no charge for HTTPS certificates.
- Automatic – the installation, the configuration as well as the renewal of the certs do not require any administrator actions.
- Secure – the team is committed to being a model of best practice in their own operations.
- Transparent – the records of all certificate issuance or revocation will be available publicly.
- Open – the automatic issuance and renewal procedures will be published as an open standard.
- Cooperative – Let's Encrypt is controlled by a multi-stakeholder organization and exists to benefit the community, not any of the consortium members.