Secure Nginx with Let's Encrypt on Ubuntu 14.04

Let's Encrypt enables you to obtain and install free TLS/SSL certificates on your web server by using a software client that automates most of the steps required.


I know that I am a little late to the party, but since I had a valid SSL certificate at the time I did not pay any attention to this great new service called Let's Encrypt.

Recently I started working on a new and exciting project that required an SSL certificate. I remembered hearing about something that offered free SSL certificates and decided to give it a chance. The installation and configuration went smoothly without a problem and everything worked.

I am writing this tutorial to show you how to obtain and install a free SSL certificate from Let's Encrypt on Nginx web server running on Ubuntu 14.04. You can view the gist for this tutorial here.


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