With the web moving toward HTTPS by default, the old-school approach to TLS certificate management simply won’t scale. Luckily there’s Let’s Encrypt, an API-driven certificate authority that is offering free certificates to help secure the web. Pantheon recently completed a deep integration with Let’s Encrypt as part of our Global CDN, bringing HTTPS service to over 20,000 domains—for free—in a matter of days.
Join Josh Aas, Founder of Let's Encrypt and product experts from Pantheon as we jump into how Let’s Encrypt works, what it means in combination with Pantheon’s Global CDN, and what to expect in the future as the web continues to progress to encrypted communication by default.
Here’s what you’ll learn:
Find out why HTTPS is no longer optional. Learn the benefits and risks that are pushing websites everywhere toward encryption by default.
TLS Is the New SSL
Even though “SSL” is still widely referenced, secure web connections over HTTPS now use a new set of protocols called TLS. We’ll get you up to speed on the terminology and processes involved.
How did a free certificate authority get started? How does it actually work? Get the story behind the organization making “HTTPS Everywhere” possible.
HTTPS & the Global CDN
It’s not easy to provision certificates for 20,000 domains and deploy them on a globally distributed CDN, but it’s worth it. We’ll explain why Pantheon chose this route and why it matters for you and your websites.