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First I love WebFaction! That said, I'm disappointed in how long it's taking to get complete integration (e.g.: a la Dreamhost). I have many clients on WebFaction (my host of choice) and it's a real pain to have to manually update their certs every 2 to 3 months.

I strongly encourage WebFaction to take this to the next level. Let's Encrypt appears to be the de facto solution for more modest web sites. Let's get with the program and make it easy for us!

So any concrete plans to improve in this area, or is it low on the list? Thank you!

-raymond (a faithful and supportive customer!)

asked 03 Jun '17, 21:49

watusee
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+1 to this idea!

(04 Jun '17, 00:43) kjodle
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This is going to become even more important in July 2018, when Chrome marks all HTTP sites "Not Secure" https://blog.chromium.org/2018/02/a-secure-web-is-here-to-stay.html

(25 Apr, 18:43) chad

We're hoping to have it rolled out by the end of this month.

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answered 04 Jun '17, 13:53

seanf
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Bumping to subscribe to thread! Really excited for this.

(09 Jul '17, 15:01) woodardj
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No progress yet? It is the third time I visit my site and I get an SSL warning because I forgot to manually update the certificate.

(19 Jan, 14:00) raratiru

ETA (with emphasis on the E) is by the end of this month (june 17 !).

Any news ???

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answered 08 Aug '17, 08:05

jpdupont
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We're getting close. I did emphasize that it was an estimate :)

(08 Aug '17, 16:25) seanf

Any update on this? (Feb 2018)

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answered 09 Feb, 19:53

dwright
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I am also wondering the same thing. Bump?

(03 Mar, 07:15) mhulse

We are in the final steps of going live with it, but we haven't yet fixed a date on when this will happen yet.

(03 Mar, 11:47) iliasr ♦♦

I agree, I'm looking forward to native support for Let's Encrypt in the WebFaction control panel.

With that said, there are a couple of options floating around for automatic renewal:

  1. LetsEncrypt Webfaction: https://github.com/will-in-wi/letsencrypt-webfaction This one might be the most widely used, and automates the process of certificate issuance via a cron job which runs every 2 months. (Disclaimer: I wrote this)
  2. acme.sh: There are a couple of tutorials floating around to use acme.sh, which you could then put in your crontab as well. Here is one: https://cpbotha.net/2016/07/18/installing-free-lets-encrypt-ssl-certificates-on-webfaction-in-3-easy-steps/

A lot of discussion has happened on this question: https://community.webfaction.com/questions/18989/using-lets-encrypt-to-get-ssl-certificates

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answered 04 Jun '17, 11:14

williaminwi
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I ended up writing a simple python script which handles certificate renewal via the acme.sh --reloadcmd option. Instructions here: https://github.com/gregplaysguitar/acme-webfaction

I'm looking forward to this being obsolete!

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answered 05 Jun '17, 23:56

gregplaysguitar
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That said it's a great way to get things done. I use it all the time!

(07 Mar, 10:49) mawebfaction

Any update regarding this @seanf?

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answered 09 Oct '17, 17:26

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(09 Oct '17, 18:54) seanf

Any update regarding this @seanf?

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answered 27 Nov '17, 00:14

totaleyecare
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+1 This would be a great Christmas present ;)

(30 Nov '17, 11:44) Crantok

+1 would be great after Easter present.

(08 Apr, 21:13) dev4fun

+1 It would be grand by May Day

(14 Apr, 00:14) baba
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+1 It would be great Christmas 2018 present.

(29 May, 10:44) eden

I'm really keen on getting this too but when I asked the help desk yesterday, they said:

we don't have an ETA on that yet I'm afraid.

:-/

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answered 15 Jun '17, 00:59

totaleyecare
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edited 15 Jun '17, 01:00

ETA (with emphasis on the E) is by the end of this month.

(15 Jun '17, 01:12) seanf

Thanks seanf. "No ETA" gave me the impression it could still be months away, possibly never :-/ If the ETA is the end of June, it's entirely understandable that could slip into July for unforeseen technical reasons—but less understandable if it slipped into 2018… :-P

(15 Jun '17, 01:18) totaleyecare

Curious if there is another update for when we will see this. Looks like there hasn't been an update since last year on this thread. @seanf?

Thanks.

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answered 01 Jul, 01:41

jshaver
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"We're hoping to have it rolled out by the end of this month."

July 2020

(01 Jul, 02:56) baba

It is something our developer are working on with no ETA. You can use Acme.sh or LetsEncryptWebfaction for now.

(01 Jul, 04:57) johns ♦♦
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