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Alternatives for ZeroSSL.com ? Getting Let's Encrypt certificates

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#1 Piotr GRD

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Posted 18 June 2020 - 07:50 PM

I just found that ZeroSSL.com requires now registration to create or prolong Let's Encrypt certificates (no any registration was needed 3 months ago). Additionally you can only get 3 certificates with free account. That was good and easy for layman way to get free certificates, I was able to easily explain what and how to do for non-tech people. Now it's not that cool anymore.


Anyone knows a ZeroSSL-like web based alternative? That doesn't require registration and doesn't limit you to just 3 Let's Encrypt certificates just like ZeroSSL before?

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Posted 18 June 2020 - 08:00 PM

That's unfortunate. Has anyone tried https://gethttpsforfree.com/ ?

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Posted 19 June 2020 - 03:44 AM

https://sslforfree.com :)

#4 Piotr GRD

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Posted 19 June 2020 - 06:24 AM

@ sohamb03

It looks that it's using ZeroSSL and also requires being registered.


@ Krydos

When trying to paste LE account key that I've already created in the past with ZeroSSL, it warns me that it's incorrectly formatted. Maybe that's just different prefix?... I'll try to play with it later.




After browsing a little bit, personally - on Windows - I found it easy, quick and comfortable to use Win32/Win64 portable client: https://github.com/d...ypt-LE/releases

It doesn't require any installation, no dependencies, you just need to type the right command.

So it's not web based, I wonder how easy (or not) it will be to instruct some total layman.

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 05:08 AM

You can also get one from freessl.org but the site itself is very unstable.

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