Starting with Chrome 56, the browser developed by Google marks non-secure pages containing password and credit card input fields as Not Secure URL バーに. It was almost one year ago, when the Mountain View giant announced this choice.
もちろんです, everybody knows that secure is better then insecure; but in this case, the big problem with HTTP is that it lacks a system for protecting communications between clients and servers. This exposes data to different kinds of attacks, 例えば, the “Man in the middle” (MIM), in which the attacker intercepts your data. If you are using some transaction system with your bank, using credit card infos, or just entering a password to log in to a web site, this can become very dangerous.
This is why HTTPS exists (HTTP over TLS, または, HTTP over SSL, または, HTTP Secure).
If you are on Unixmen, you probably know what this means: SSL/TLS ensures encrypted connections.
だから, if your job is to keep a web server up and running on, you should switch to HTTPS.
To encrypt the traffic between server and client, web servers use SSL certificates. Let’s Encrypt helps in obtaining and installing a trusted certificate 無料で.
In this tutorial we will see how to secure an Apache Web Server on Ubuntu 16.04 using Let’s Encrypt.
Install Let’s Encrypt
Let’s Encrypt provides a client software which will fetch certificates almost automatically. This software is called Certbot, and the developers have their Ubuntu repository with up to date versions.
だから, 最初です, we will add the repository:
# add-apt-repository ppa:certbot/certbot
apt packages list:
この時点で, install Certbot:
# apt-get install python-certbot-apache
Install SSL Certificate
Once the Certbot client is installed, we can use it to obtain and install a new certificate for our server. It is possible to use a single certificate for many subdomains (or even domains). This can be done just passing all the domains as
# certbot --apache -d www.example.com -d example.com
Certbot will present a step-by-step process to customize certificate options, and to enter information like email address. This last one will be used for key recovery. During the process it is possible to choice between which protocol to enable: both HTTP and HTTPS or HTTPS alone, which means that all requests will be automatically redirected. もちろんです, the best choice is to use only HTTPS, unless there are serious reasons to use unencrypted traffic to your server.
To verify the status of the SSL certificate, just go to the following link with a browser:
Let’s Encrypt certificates last for 90 日, so it’s up to you to renew. Using Certbot, you can test the automatic renewal system with this command:
certbot renew --dry-run
If it works, you can add a cron または systemd job to manage automatic renewal.
We have seen how easy can be to install a SSL certificate on an Apache Web Server, running on top of Ubuntu 16.04, by using the software client provided by Let’s Encrypt. この時点で, if you go with your browser to
https://example.com you will see that the site will be correctly served through HTTPS.