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March 2017 Meeting

PRESENTATION: Deep Dive into Let’s Encrypt

Presentation by Randall Bollig

When: Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 — 7pm-9pm

Directions: Take I-285 to Cobb Parkway/US-41. Go south & turn left on Akers Mill Rd. At the 2nd traffic light, go left into Cobb Galleria, then an immediate left into the parking garage. Enter the 600 bldg & tell security you’re there for AtlantaPHP, 14th floor.

Map Link: (parking deck entrance, 600 building is due north of the deck)

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Let’s Encrypt is the phenomenal, automated, free SSL Certificate Authority that is quickly making HTTPS a no-brainer for even the smallest sites.

In this talk, we quickly run through the basics, and then explore Let’s Encrypt beyond the usual tutorials.  We’ll cover:

• Technical details of the authentication and issuance;

• Gotchas learned while securing over 100 hosts;

• Alternative, PHP based clients;

• Deploying in complex environments;

• Alternative free CAs;

• Cases where you might still pay money for certificates;

We’ll save some time for questions and discussion, but are sure to continue talking about encryption, privacy, censorship and related subjects after the meeting – so be sure to join us!

About Randall: Randall’s interests center around privacy, security, data warehousing, cypherpunk, and disruptive technologies.  Professionally, he uses PHP to interface with the physical world including blood pressure kiosks, laser cutters, 3D printers, and cameras.

He also enjoys hiking, photography, touring big science and industrial projects, and cooking with liquid nitrogen.

His PGP fingerprint is 9998 E019 9072 CC96 C4A6  B799 3405 AD70 E6BC 9AFA.

Food provided by Pardot Engineering (@pardoteng)

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