Let’s encrypt (http://letsencrypt.org) now is making it possible for everyone to have access to trusted certificates for free. It does it by using a client that implements the ACME protocol (https://github.com/ietf-wg-acme/acme/), which allows you to get access to the Let’s encrypt infrastructure to request and issue a certificate for your domains.
This is a very important step to secure even more the internet by making possible that, at least, all administration panels can get secured with it. We are talking about “at least administration panels” because it is still possible that you might be interested in legacy SSL/TLS certificates where it can include your contact information or, for legal or techical reasons, you might need a certificate signed by a particular vendor.
In any case, this new technology, promoted by important vendors involved in promoting the web, will provide a secure and trusted solution for many of our devices (routers, IoT “things”, appliances, etc) to have them secured with a https:// page running a SSL/TLS certificate…for free!
So, there’s no excuse anymore to protect your sensitive web pages, especially those running critical services with http:// administration panels.
Core-Admin and Let’s encrypt management application
Core-Admin now support Let’s encrypt by fully integrating it with an easy to use graphical interface that allows to easily locate web pages running at your servers, and request a certificate for them.
This new application is available from Core-Admin revision 4615. Check the following Let’s encrypt for Core-Admin manual to know more details about it: http://www.core-admin.com/portal/applications/lets-encrypt