I’m a Startcom user (or former Startcom user, since their certs are no longer widely trusted), and I am hoping there is a similarly simple way of acquiring a certificate via Let’s Encrypt – that is, I fill in a simple form, create a cert request with a private key created by me (since I do that for private PKIs regularly, I consider it drop dead easy), verify via email I own the domain, download or receive a certificate, and install it myself.
The web server I use is a custom one, i.e., there is 0% chance that Certbot or anything else can work with it, and I would much prefer to not have to install any software. I understand part of the goal here is simplification, but “simple” is in the eye of the beholder – as soon as I see something that requires me to install an implementation of whatever (ACME) protocol that seems pointless from my perspective, I’m put off. It seems to me like a complication, unnecessary complications are not good, etc.
What does Let’s Encrypt offer to accomodate people like me? I did look at the FAQ (https://letsencrypt.org/docs/faq/) but there is nothing there addressing this issue, so all apologies if this question has already been dealt with umpteen times.