Let's Encrypt support


#1

New project collaboration between Mozilla, the EFF, Akamai, Cisco, and others to increase the amount of web traffic being encrypted (HTTPS): https://letsencrypt.org/

It would be neat if DreamHost would implement this so it’d be as easy as toggling it on on the domain editing page/form.

Note that the service doesn’t roll out until 2015, so this is just a heads up for now, so hopefully you can have this ready to roll out as soon as Let’s Encrypt is publicly released. :wink:

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#2

We’re aware of this project, and we’re looking into it with great interest.


#3

Glad to hear it! … So am I…


#4

Yeah!!!


#5

Supporting Let’s Encrypt should be a priority for DreamHost, along with getting MySQL and phpymyadmin upgraded…


#6

I’m keeping tabs on Let’s Encrypt as well. I’d love to see DreamHost support it.


#7

Sixthed!


#8

I’d love to see Let’s Encrypt on shared servers, that would be awesome beyond words. Everyone whose website I admin here (and elsewhere) wants https.


#9

I would also like to see Let’s Encrypt support. Wouldn’t unlimited, free, automatic TLS certificates for all websites be a nice perk for DreamHost to offer?

https://letsencrypt.org/


#10

Bump. We definitely need this now that it can be integrated into Dreamhost and is supported by all browsers.


#11

yeah, thatd be cool. but until then, theres startssl.com free certificates, which dont cause browser warns like the selfsilgned ones do. its kind of a pain, as you have to validate your email, and domain, then request the cert, then manually install it… but… free.


#12

We’re actively working to add support for Let’s Encrypt certificates.


#13

Sweet! Looking forward to it.


#14

Just wanted to say that I am glad DH is working on integrating Let’s Encrypt. I have a certificate for my top level domain, but I need it for subdomains as well, and I don’t want to have to pay for a cert for every subdomain.


#15

Yay! As of a week ago, they announced they were now cross-signed and therefore trusted by all browsers. It sounds like they are ready to go, and I await DH support for this.


#16

Awesome, glad to hear you guys are planning to support it!
Now I’m gonna be “that guy” and ask—any idea of ETA?


#17

Now that Let’s Encrypt has started to invite people to join the beta roll-out, this would be especially nice. Will you send out an email when support is available? Or provide a page in the panel for us to sign up to be notified?


#18

I’m a DreamHost customer and also approved for the Let’s Encrypt beta. So I am happy to help beta test the integration.


#19

Are you going to try to use shell access to install it?


#20

I have shared hosting, with shell access. But manually running the Let’s Encrypt script to get a certificate is tricky, because it assumes it will run as root, and tries to install dependencies, when I don’t have root. So I haven’t gotten that to work.

I’m assuming that whatever DreamHost comes up with will work for shared hosting as well, and not require root.