Guidebolt

TLS Certificate

2018.04.22

For small non-commercial projects, we recommend Let's Encrypt for free TLS certificates. Let's Encrypt is a respected non-profit certificate authority managed by the Internet Security Research Group.

For start-ups, we strongly recommend that you buy a 1-year wildcard TLS certificate from a commercial certificate authority. This is a fast, low-risk, low-maintenance strategy that is industry-proven. As you gain traction, you can upgrade the domain for your landing page with an extended validation certificate (EV TLS certificate displays the green bar on user browsers) while retaining fully effective use of the wildcard certificate for all other web servers.

Free TLS Implementation Strength Check

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