Get SSL for free

Created: 2013-10-25 — modified: 2016-06-24 — tags: net links

StartSSL gives you entry-level SSL certificates for free

Note: Information on this page is no longer valid. After Let's Encrypt came to life, it's better to use it.

If you want, for some reason, prevent your site visitors from being spied on, you need an SSL certificate. Most SSL certificates costs money, but there is one exception: StartSSL.com can give it to you for free! Of cause, with some limitations, most notably, they don't allow wildcard domains, like *.shpakovsky.ru. But oh well.

Detailed instructions are available at konklone.com website (archived version).

Note that you should be careful and generate a proper sha256-signed certificate! Here's why (archived).