Using Let’s Encrypt certificates for secure SQL Server connections
Since December last year, the Let’s Encrypt initiative has gone into public beta. Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority, so you can easily get free official SSL certificates. Primarily it is focused on securing the web, but the requested certificate can be used for every server authenticating. I uses the certificate to encrypt my SQL Server connection and of course use it for Reporting Service.
How does it works
Let’s Encrypt provides certificates that are valid for 90 days. This stimulates the use of tools and scripts as no administrator is reassigning a new certificate every 90 days for each server. primarily Let’s Encrypt is focused on (Linux/Apache) websites,… Continue Reading