3 million issued certs and almost 2 million unexpired certificates

Maybe a cronjob could help here so that the graphs are updated automatically?

The charts are already updated automatically, but sometimes they fall behind, for instance due to DB slowness.

eh what? we have 4,8M unexpired so almost 10 times what you said, maybe you got the numbers wrong?

No. It went up from 4,34 M to 4,88 M, that is (a little more than) half a million new unexpired certificates. Those were the update. :wink:

oh you meant a half million increase.

but how can it geven get that much in less than a week?

@jsha I would still like an update for client usage stats.

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@pde Do you still have the query handy that you used for https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/03/new-name-and-roadmap-lets-encrypt-client?

Hi @kelunik! Here are some updated graphs. These are for the past 60 days, which is a pretty good approximation to a count of “actively renewed certificate lineages”.

In the count of raw certificates, we’re starting to see pretty large market shares for the clients used in Let’s Encrypt integrations that have been deployed by very large hosting providers. For instance, OVH rolled their own client using libwww-perl, and that software is now the second largest requester of Let’s Encrypt certs; the Faraday requests are mostly being made by Shopify. Caveat: these numbers are also a little biased. Wordpress, for instance, issues many names per cert, so their client looks much smaller than it really is:

Counting by number of source IPs rather than number of issued certificates, the data looks quite different. This shows that Certbot is comparatively much more popular amongst folks who are just setting up one or a small number of certs on their servers. We also see that Synology NAS devices are a considerable fraction of the servers deploying LE certs.


It’s also striking that how much issuance has accelerated. The graph I posted in March showed 460K certs issued by the Let’s Encrypt Python Client / Certbot in a four month period; Certbot is now issuing about twice as many certs in about half that time, and client diversity is increasing at the same time.

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thanks @pde for sharing the stats !

A little more than eight million certificates have now been issued. :+1:

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crazy - wow 8 million !

well you can kick that number away now, we almost have 8,5 million certs here.
although I would take that number with a grain of salt because of the lifetime of 90 days and the renewal after 60 days which easily inflates that number)

and almost 5 million unexpired and now even more than before the number fell.I believe this number is more correct for the number of LE users.

5 041 909 unexpired certificates now. :smiley:

Nine million certificates have been issued. :slight_smile:

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Ten million certificates have been issued. :grinning:


10 million ssl certs congrats Letsencrypt !

but lets not forget that this number is inflated due to the short lifetime.

the active certs went down a bit though.

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IdenTrust’s root is now used by 3,0 % of all websites (= 13,1 % market share). (W³Techs) :slight_smile:


So normalizing the 60 day renewal cycle to 1 year would be about 1.6 million.
And even far less if only include the active certs.
Don’t you just love spin.