Install SSL certificate for the OpenY site

Web Security and Open Y

As many parties have moved to Encrypt the Web, https sites and SSL certificates have shifted from “nice to have” to necessities.

If you’re running Open Y on a managed platform you most likely have SSL already configured. If you choose to manage Open Y on your own, you’ll have to install a certificate.

Let’s Encrypt is “a free, automated, and open certificate authority (CA), run for the public’s benefit. It is a service provided by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG).” Certbot is “a free, open source software tool for automatically using Let’s Encrypt certificates on manually-administrated websites to enable HTTPS.”

Certbot maintains detailed documentation for installing SSL certificates on a variety of systems. Simply visit Certbot’s instructions wizard and follow the instructions to configure your server.