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Adding SSL with Let's Encrypt

Let's encrypt is a new Cer­tifi­cate Authority, started by Mozilla, EFF and University of Michigan, that will offer free SSL cer­tifi­cates, with an easy setup.

I had an attempt previously to set up SSL for my website, from StartSSL, but I... ac­ci­den­tal­ly overwrote my private key when unzipping it, so... it became quite useless, and to delete it, I would have to pay. So I put the project on hold for a while.

Yesterday, while reading news, I saw that Let's Encrypt finally entered public beta. They promise super easy setup, but for now they don't have out of the box support for nginx, which I use, so continue.