Let's Encrypt takes free "wildcard" certificates live


        In July of 2017, the nonprofit certificate authority Let's
        Encrypt promised to deliver something that would put secure
        websites and Web applications within reach of any Internet
        user: free "wildcard" certificates to enable secure HTTP
        connections for entire domains. Today, Let's Encrypt took that
        promised service live, in addition to a new version of the
        Automated Certificate Management Environment (ACME) protocol,
        an interface that can be used by a variety of client software
        packages to automate verification of certificate requests.
        ACME version 2 "has gone through the IETF standards process,"
        said Josh Aas, executive director of the Internet Security
        Research Group (ISRG), the group behind Let's Encrypt, in a
        blog post on the release. ACME v2 is currently a draft
        Internet Engineering Task Force standard, so it may not yet be
        in its final form. But the current version is the result of
        significant feedback from the industry. And its use is
        required to obtain wildcard certificates.

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