Let's Encrypt -- What launching a free CA looks like [32c3]

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Let's Encrypt -- What launching a free CA looks like


Let's Encrypt is a new free and automated certificate authority,
that entered closed beta in October and has already issued a large number of
valid certificates. This talk will provide a short overview of
how the Let's Encrypt client and server software work, and explore
statistics gathered during our closed beta and launch period.

Let's Encrypt is a new certificate authority that is being launched by a
collaboration between EFF, Mozilla, Cisco, Akamai, IdenTrust, and a team
at the University of Michigan. It will issue certificates for free,
using a new automated protocol called ACME for verification of domain
control and issuance.

This talk will describe the features of the CA and available clients at
launch; discuss ongoing feature development in both the official server and client;
and share statistics on the closed beta and launch periods, as well as looking
at our place within the CA ecosystem post launch.


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➤Speaker: Roland Bracewell Shoemaker
➤EventID: 7528
➤Event: 32th Chaos Communication Congress [32c3] of the Chaos Computer Club [CCC]
➤Location: Congress Centrum Hamburg (CCH); Am Dammtor; Marseiller Straße; 20355 Hamburg; Germany
➤Language: english
➤Begin: Mon, 12/28/2015 19:00:00 +01:00
➤License: CC-by

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