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Install SSL certificate

    Web Security and YMCA Website Services

    As many parties have moved to Encrypt the Web, https sites and SSL certificates have shifted from “nice to have” to necessities.

    If you’re running YMCA Website Services on a managed platform you most likely have SSL already configured. If you choose to manage YMCA Website Services on your own, you’ll have to install a certificate.

    Let’s Encrypt is “a free, automated, and open certificate authority (CA), run for the public’s benefit. It is a service provided by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG).” Certbot is “a free, open source software tool for automatically using Let’s Encrypt certificates on manually-administrated websites to enable HTTPS.”

    Certbot maintains detailed documentation for installing SSL certificates on a variety of systems. Simply visit Certbot’s instructions wizard and follow the instructions to configure your server.