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Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority (CA) that provides digital certificates to enable HTTPS (SSL/TLS) for websites, for free! There are some things to note when using this service.

  • The certificates expire after 3 months, so you need to keep renewing them. This can easily be automated using CertBot.
  • If you are planning to use CertBot, the web server must be publicly visible, as Let's Encrypt use a challenge mechanism to check you are the administrator of the site. It is also possible to have a private server, with a public DNS entry.
  • There are sites on the net, like SSLForFree, that will help you manually generate certificates for web servers that are not publicly visible, but if you use them you will be responsible for manually changing the certificate every 3 months.

This article shows you how to use Let's Encrypt to get free certificates for publicly facing web servers. This article uses Oracle Linux 7 as an example, but the process is similar in Oracle Linux 6 also.

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Installation

The commands in this section need to be run as the 'root' user. If you are not the 'root' user, add 'sudo ' in front of every command to run then from your admin user.

You will need to enable the 'Optional' repository.

Enable the EPEL repository for your Oracle Linux version. If you want to use the Oracle Linux repository for this, issue the following command.

Alternatively, use the official EPEL release.

Finally, install CertBot. I originally used the Yum installation for this, but more recent versions of RHEL7/OL7/CentOS7 can have problems when running the certbot command, as pointed out by Todd Sharp, so I've switched to using the Other UNIX installation.

Generate New Certificates

Depending on the operating systems, web server and client being used, there may be a command that will automatically download and install the certificate for you. I prefer to do the configuration myself, so the examples below just downloads a new certificate. They assume you already have the servers running and publicly visible.

We have had to provide several bits of information.

  • --webroot : The utility will create a new path under the webroot path called '.well-known/acme-challenge', which contains two automatically generated challenge files. When you request the certificates LetsEncrypt checks the challenge files to make sure you are requesting the certificates for your own webserver.
  • --email : The email address of the web server administrator.
  • -d : The domain name you are requesting the certificate for. It makes sense to get the base domain and the 'www.' subdomain. You can also request additional subdomains, but all must be part of the same top-level domain.

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The first time you run this command it will install any dependencies using Yum, which is my you need to make sure the correct repositories are enabled in the previous section. It will also ask you to agree to the terms and conditions.

Once complete you will have a new directory structure created under '/etc/letsencrypt'. If you are handling multiple domains from your web server you can make multiple requests, one per domain. You will then see additional domain-specific subdirectories under the 'archive' and 'live' directories.

You will also find logs under the following directory.

Configure Apache

The latest certificate for 'example.com' will always be under the '/etc/letsencrypt/live/example.com' directory. The certificate entries in your Apache 'httpd.conf' file should reference that location, as shown in the example below.

Configure Tomcat

You can read how to configure Tomcat to use HTTPS here. This example uses the certificates generated by CertBot.

Configure NGINX

The latest certificate for 'example.com' will always be under the '/etc/letsencrypt/live/example.com' directory. The certificate entries in your site-specific configuration file under the '/etc/nginx/conf.d' directory should reference that location, as shown in the example below.

Renew Certificates

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Running the following command will renew any certificates that are due for renewal.

To run in silent mode do the following.

Use '--post-hook' to run a command if any certificates were replaced. In the example below Apache is restarted if any certificates are renewed.

Adding the following to the crontab will attempt to renew the certificates at 22:00 every day. If a certificate is renewed, Apache will be restarted.

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Hope this helps. Regards Tim...

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1- What is Let's Encrypt?

An SSL of a website need to be recognized by a reputable organization that it is safe, which is the reason why you have to use money to buy a Certificate from a reputable organization. There are many reputable organizations in the world that offer SSL certificates such as Comodo, GeoTrust, ...
Let's Encrypt is a SSL certificate providers free, automatically and operating for the community's benefits. It is managed by Internet Security Research Group (ISRG).

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Let's Encrypt provides SSL certificates, type: Domain Validation, ie after installation, there will be a green lock in the address bar of the browser, when users access your website.
Although the SSL certificates of Let's Encryt is free, it only has a valid term of 3 months, so every 3 months, you have to create this certificate. But it is very simple, therefore, it doesn't also cause you much trouble for you.
In this post, I am going to guide you to create a SSL certificate free of Let's Encrypt in the Linux & Tomcat Server environment.

2- Create a SSL Let's Encrypt certificate

Ensure that you have installed TomCat successfully on​​​​​​​ Linux (Ubuntu Server,..).
Deploy your application on Tomcat Server and access it successfully through your domain (eg.: yourdomain.com):
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Install Certbot

Certbot is a small tool, which helps you to create keys and signs (Signature) of SSL certificate, and automatically register with Let's Encrypt organization and then download the Let’s Encrypt certificate to the Server for you. Everything is simple.
Ensure that Tomcat Server is shutdown. OK. Open the Terminal window and execute the following commands:
After installing Certbot successfully, you can use this tool to create an SSL certificate for your domain:
Certbot asks you to enter email, which is necessary so that Let's Encrypt organization notifies you of the time of updating the certificate or notices related to confidentiality.
Agree about the terms of Let's Encrypt:
OK, Now, a directory containing SSL certificate information has been created on your server.
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  • /etc/letsencryt
  • /etc/letsencryt/live/{yourdomain.com}

3- Install SSL Let's Encrypt for Tomcat

Use commands to grant permissions to files:
Next, use the command to copy the cert.pem, chain.pem, privkey.pem files created by you in the previous step to the {Tomcat}/conf directory
Restart Tomcat Server, and access your application with https:

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