I’m working on an open source project where users install software on their PC/Mac/Linux machine (and at this point I also have Android). That software runs a local webserver. Users can connect to that local webserver using other devices they own. Because browsers are banning features unless pages are served with HTTPS.
The solution proposed is basically the same as Plex
Basically I create a subdomain for every user. I then get a cert for that domain and send it to that user’s machine so the software can serve https from their local machine.
But, letsencrypt limits me to 20 certs per domain per week. That means I can’t use letsencrypt to solve this issue. I need one cert per user. My software is game related so if for example I had a gamejam and 30 users showed up I’d immediately need 30 certs. The software is also starting to be embedded into games which means anytime a user installs a game they need cert.
Has letsencrypt consider allowing exceptions to the cert limit? Or maybe a paid but hopefully inexpensive way to bypass the rate limit (cheap because my project is open source and has no funding).
Are there other solutions?