DO Ideas 2

Integrate Let's Encrypt free SSL certificates

It would be totally awesome if you could integrate Let's Encrypt SSL certificate management (installation, renewal, etc.) into the control panel, so they can be attached to load balancers or even single droplets. This would really help getting started with SSL and making the internet a safer place!

  • Till
  • Sep 11 2018
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  • Sep 11, 2018

    Admin Response

    We just released an update to our Load Balancer service which includes SSL certificate management and renewal via Let's Encrypt. See the announcement here:
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  • Dominic commented
    September 11, 2018 16:00

    Is there any update on this?

  • Nathan Youngman commented
    September 11, 2018 16:00

    It would also be nice to use Let's Encrypt (ACME) with Spaces Object Store alongside the request for CNAMEs. Static website hosting FTW!

  • Damiano Barbati commented
    September 11, 2018 16:00

    I agree but only if you can manage to make it work flawlessly: 12months duration and wildcard support.
    I had hard times with Let's Encrypt because of the aforementioned.

  • Ben Yanke commented
    September 11, 2018 16:00

    I agree - it's a shame it's not integrated in the load balancer. That's the singular reason I'm not using it, to be honest.

  • David Venter commented
    September 11, 2018 16:00

    This will make things a lot easier than having to use certbot. When will this be implemented?

  • Jesse Jones commented
    September 11, 2018 16:00

    This is even better than how Amazon addressed the certificate solution. It's nice and all that they got their own CA cert so they can issue free certs to customers, but by using an open solution (LetsEncrypt) you aren't tying your certs to your product, increasing the likelihood of adoption -- and let's face it, why would anyone want to switch away from DO anyways? :D