We have got our application running in the cloud and wanted to implement SSL ( https ) for the requests. We had previously thought it as an expensive affair as the certificate authority like verisign charges decent amount per year. That’s when we came across letsencrypt.org which is a opensource and free certificate authority sponsored by tech giants like cisco.
They provide easy and intuitive methods to generate free certificates for any number for websites and sub domains. In this post, I am going to explain implementing https for a site running tomcat 8.