Jeff Mesnil
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TLS certificate on

September 13, 2023

Web browers now treats sites served by HTTP as "Not secure". I finally caved in and added a TLS certificate to

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If you are visiting, you can now browse it safely and be sure that your credit cards numbers will not be stolen. That's progress I suppose...

I host my site on Amazon AWS and use a bunch of their services (S3, Route 53, CloudFront, Certificate Manager) to be able to redirect the HTTP traffic to HTTPS (and the URLs to I will see how much this increase the AWS bill...

More interestingly, I used Let's Encrypt to generate the certificates. It took me less than 5 minutes to generate it (including the acme challenge to verify the ownership of the domain name). This project is a great example of simplifying and making accessible a complex technology to web publishers.