Group Internet Security Research Group (ISRG), which was established earlier this year and among its members are such. Mozilla, Cisco, Akamai, Coreos and another will start operation of a new certification authority Let's Encrypt. This is a public beta version of a free automatic digital SSL certificates for sites that work will start on December 3 The aim of the service is to enforce collective transition to a secure HTTPS site, which is the transmission of encrypted SSL.
The service was launched to try to developers already last year in November. Its aim is to remove the last major obstacle to the adoption HTTPS encryption on the web - the cost of the certificate that owners of smaller websites if too high, and were not willing to pay them.
According to the principles Let's Encrypt Now can anyone who has a website to get a certificate validated for that domain at zero cost. The process of registration certificate held software tool natively when installing or configuring the server, and its renewal is done automatically before the expiry date. Let's Encrypt will serve as a platform for introduction of advanced security technologies and best practices. Another important feature is transparency - all the records on the issue of the certificate will be available for anyone who wishes to consult them.
Let's Encrypt certificates are of interest to a broad acceptance certificate signed by both Identrus, accepted by all standard software.
Limited beta service was launched back in September and while it issued 11,000 certificates. Group CEO ISRG Josh Aas said that much remains to be done the work, and so the group welcomes any feedback that will help solve the problems raised.