Tag: SSL

  • Let’s Encrypt Wildcard Certs

    Recently Let’s Encrypt announced that they would be supporting wildcard certs. I was pretty excited to hear about this as many times I would like to get certs for machines that might not be accessible on the internet. Currently I didn’t see an easy way to do this. With the new certs you could get […]

  • Let’s Encrypt

    I received an email a week or 2 ago that I was accepted into the EFF’s Let’s Encrypt Beta program to try out their new SSL certificate generation service. It uses the Automated Certificate Management Environment (ACME) protocol. I have been really interested in this program since it was announced as in the past when […]

  • The downside of updating your server config

    So a little while back when I had been playing with Pagespeed I somehow managed to break certificate stapling on my server. So when I ran the Qualys SSL Server Test my score had fallen to a B! I messed around and tried a few things and I had no luck getting it to work. […]

  • EFF releases an SSL Configuration

    The Electronic Freedom Foundation has released a nice post on how one should configure their server to pass the Qualsys SSL Labs test with an A+. Given that when I initially setup my site it took me like 3 hours of messing around to get my site to pass with an A+ I figured I […]

  • Speaking of security…

    Today I came across the following news.┬áThe Chrome security team is considering marking all non-HTTPS sites as insecure (since they are.)┬áCheck out the story here. What this means is that if you don’t setup SSL on your site you are likely to lose users who are going to fear if your site is safe to […]

  • Security is about tradeoffs

    When I was working on this site on of the first things I did after setting up SSL was to run the Qualys SSL Labs Test on my site. This tool will analyze your site security and point out any weaknesses and assign a grade to your site. I initially scored a C and used […]