Let's Encrypt

This is a service that let's you get SSL certificates for HTTPS. These certificates are trusted by major browsers. See Let's Encrypt This is a barebones howto to get SSL certificates:

git clone https://github.com/letsencrypt/letsencrypt
cd letsencrypt

This contains the client software for let's encrypt.

./letsencrypt-auto certonly --manual

This will start by updating and getting any needed dependencies and then jump to a wizard like configuration to get this done. Follow the prompts and pay special attention on the prompt used to validate your domain. (You need to create a couple of folders and a file with the right content). Afterwards your certificates will be in:


Then go to your CPanel configuration, then upload:

  • privkey.pem to Private Keys
  • cert.pem to Certificates

Then you go to Manage SSL Hosts -> Browse Certificates, pick the right certificate. Then paste chain.pem (from /etc/letsencrypt/live/mydomain.tld) to the CA Bundle box.