Other CAs planning to introduce ACME


#1

There are already CAs offering free SSL Certe (eg. Starttls and Wosign).

Does anyone know, if other CAs plan to start using ACME (maybe even for non-free certs)?


#2

SSLMate is similarly automated, but not through ACME.


#3

I have heard that SSLMate is easier than LE


#4

StartSSL free certificates are for non-commercial use only. Check their terms. If you want to use one of their certificates on a business site, you need to be Class 2 validated (requires payment). Wosign looks interesting.

It seems they’re working on one part of the equation (purchase via an API with a slick client) while LE is trying to build a whole open framework that can be automated. When weighed against the relative monetary cost, I’d argue that they are both about the same “ease”.