Let's Encrypt - Delivering SSL/TLS Everywhere
20th November 2014 by Ali Whittaker
The fact that it will be free is an obvious benefit. This is especially true when you consider that a wildcard SSL certificate from a trusted certificate authority can cost several hundred pounds per year, per domain.
Every day, server administrators around the world are generating certificate requests, completing various application and renewal processes and installing certificates to any number of servers. Let’s Encrypt will do all of this automatically. The certificate issue and renewal process will also be published as an open standard and where possible, the software will be open source.
Encryption is a fundamental component of security and privacy for the Web. We welcome technologies that remove barriers and help make encryption the default and accessible to everyone. Let’s Encrypt is certainly a project to watch. Read more on their website here.