The Next Billion Certificates: Let's Encrypt and Scaling the Web PKI presented at Hope 2016

by Jacob Hoffman-andrews,

Summary : Let's Encrypt is a free and automated certificate authority to encrypt the web, launched in December 2015. Jacob will explain why HTTPS is important to Internet freedom and the role certificate authorities play. He'll give an introduction to the ACME protocol that Let's Encrypt uses to automate validation and issuance, discuss Let's Encrypt's progress by the numbers, and outline some of its future plans.