Imagine a world where the majority of our website certificates are issued and renewed automatically with no unit cost. What seemed a dream has now become possible due to the Let's Encrypt project.
The IS Web Hosting Service has trail-blazed the use of this with great success over the last few month, made possible by software vendor supplied support. This innovation project will employ a University student to explore how our other processes for delivering and maintaining websites can be enhanced to take advantage of the Let's Encrypt service.
The investigations and partnerships are broad:
- directly configuring the Apache, Tomcat and IIS web-servers
- identifying APIs to indirectly configure the Load Balancer services, Central Firewall exceptions, and DNS records
- working with the University web audit, cross IS, college and school computing officers
- engaging with Jisc and Let's Encrypt.
- Employment for a University of Edinburgh student
- A set of guidelines for judging the suitability of using Let's Encrypt for a web site
- Instructions on how to configure web servers in the University.
- Identified requirements of network components configurations to maximise the benefits of using Let's Encrypt in the University.
- Partnership opportunities with Let's Encrypt.
The project will run from November 2017 until the end of July 2018.
Current project status
|Report Date||RAG||Budget||Effort Completed||Effort to complete|
|July 2018||BLUE||56.0 days||56.0 days||0.0|