Over the past several years the cert industry has reduced the length a certificate can be issued from multi-year to just 13 months (thanks, Apple ☹). That’s lead to more work on our part in making sure certificates get replaced on a regular basis. One method to reducing the work is to automate the process. And if we’re automating the process, why not use the free certificates available from Let’s Encrypt instead of paying hundreds or thousands of dollars to companies like IdenTrust, DigiCert or GoDaddy?
So join Bellarmine’s Principal Solutions Architect Tony Morrow for a brief overview of Let’s Encrypt, and show how to use PowerShell tools written by the community to request and deploy certificates to servers.
About the Presenter
Principal Solutions Architect
Tony is the Principal Solutions Architect at Bellarmine University’s Information Technology Department. With 10 years of experience he is considered a jack-of-all-trades, assisting with managing the University’s network, security, and wireless infrastructure; server and virtual environment; and designs solutions using PowerShell whenever possible. Tony is an avid technology nerd and race car fan with more knowledge than any one person should have.