Connection is not secure— How to Add the Lock Symbol to Your Website for Free with Certbot

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Welcome back dear internet friends,

In this post I want to talk a little bit about HTTP vs HTTPS, the lock symbol or lock icon that appears next to your website’s address in the web browser, and how you can add all this encrypted goodness to your website for free with Certbot!

Let’s do it

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
$ sudo add-apt-repository universe
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:certbot/certbot
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install certbot python-certbot-apache
$ sudo certbot --apache
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