For those who’ve not been paying attention the Let’s Encrypt project entered public beta recently so that anyone could get their own SSL certificates. So I jumped right in with the simp_le client (as the standard client tries to configure Apache for you, and I didn’t want that as my config is pretty custom) and used this tutorial as inspiration.
My server is running Debian Squeeze LTS (for long painful reasons that I won’t go into here now) but the client installation was painless, I just patched out a warning about Python 2.6 no longer being supported in
It worked well until I got rate limited for creating more than 10 certificates in a day (yeah, I host a number of domains).
Very happy with the outcome, A+ would buy again.. 🙂
Did you try the official tool with manual option, something like:
letsencrypt certonly –manual –agree-tos -d http://www.csamuel.org
No, I don’t remember coming across mention of that mode when I was looking, the simp_le one was written by one of the LE developers and so I ran with that given the reports of success with it.