Certificate for Static IP


#1

We are planning to put our internal site online some time soon.
We already own a static IP, but I could not find anywhere if you will be issuing certificates for it.
So the question is: will your service support certificates for static IP, or do we need to get domain name in order to get the certificate?


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#2

Let’s Encrypt will only issue certificates for domain names, not for IP addresses. So to get a Let’s Encrypt certificate, you should register a domain name and then request a certificate for that name.


#3

Thanks for the answer.
It might be good idea to put this into the FAQ.


#4

Hello ivan. Almost all ssl certificates are issues for domain names. While some may only allow one server at a time (ip address), normal ssl certificates are always issued for domain names. :smiley:


#5

I am afraid it is a bit more complicated than that, technically speaking. .
There is also an industry wide adoption of not following this practice. So while it may be feasable now, in a years time it will not be possible.
Industry Push statement
(I do have a self signed cert sitting in front of my IP though…)

–…Archer