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Issuing SSL Certs using Let’s Encrypt in Ubuntu

 ·  ☕ 1 min read  ·  ✍️ Chris Titus

This article goes over Issuing SSL Certs using Let’s Encrypt in Ubuntu 16.04. The basic steps outlined in the video are adding the repository, installing certbot, issuing a certificate, and enabling SSL.

Video Guide:

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Let’s Encrypt @ https://letsencrypt.org

Certbot @ https://certbot.eff.org

Command List for Issuing SSL Certs

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install software-properties-common -y
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:certbot/certbot
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install python-certbot-apache -y
sudo certbot --apache

Finishing Up

After performing these steps you will make your site secure and it will automatically renew this certificate. This is a great set it and forget solution, expecially if you are running your own site on a budget.

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