[Act] https?

Roman Baumer roman at baumer.org
Tue Jul 18 23:23:52 CEST 2017


I’ve played around with let’s encrpyt already. I use it with ngigx and working fine.
If I can assist let me know.


> On 18.07.2017, at 21:54, Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni <sebastien at aperghis.net> wrote:
> Detlev Hauschildt wrote:
>> And hello for the 3rd time!
>> My 3rd issue is https. We got some feedback from tpc-2017-amsterdam
>> users that they find it strange that ACT only has http, but no https.
>> Is https at all feasible?
> Originally, the reason is that Act being coded to handle each site
> on its own, it would require us to have as many certificates as
> we serve domains. I think we had about 30 on the biggest years.
> That would have costed a lot of money.
> A solution would have been to use HTTPS only for the authentication,
> and put that part on a dedicated domain. However, this required
> delving into how Act handle authentication, and nobody tried.
> Nowadays, Let's Encrypt is a cheaper alternative to the first
> solution. I began looking into that last year, then was distracted
> by more urgent things. I'll try to install it.
> -- 
> Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni
> Close the world, txEn eht nepO.
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