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Let’s Encrypt a Dockerized Rails Application

If you have, or plan to launch, a public facing website that asks users to log in then you need to be using HTTPS. Users expect security, and it’s the least you can provide if you’re asking them for their data. That said, SSL is traditionally a big pain in the ass. It’s not easy to setup and a trusted certificate can cost hundreds of dollars. Luckily all that has changed thanks to Let’s Encrypt and their ACME protocol .  As mentioned on the about page, “Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority (CA), run for the public’s benefit.” In other…