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Keeping Your Sites and Users Safe Using SSL

Published on January 25, 2021 · Updated on February 25, 2021
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By Mason Egger
Developer Advocate
Keeping Your Sites and Users Safe Using SSL

Video

About the Talk

Keeping your users’ data safe is important in the digital age. People’s entire lives are now online in some way. One of the first things you can do to ensure your users’ safety is to ensure their data is transmitted to you and back securely, and for that, we use SSL. SSL is the tool responsible for HTTPS and the little safe green lock in your browser telling your user that any data they transmit to your site will be done securely.

In this Tech Talk, I’ll go over SSL, its history and how it works, and how to secure your sites with SSL so that you can keep your users’ data safe.

What You’ll Learn

  • What SSL is, its history, how it works, and why we need it
  • Securing your sites with Certbot
  • Modern web servers with SSL on by default (Caddy)

This Talk is Designed For

Systems administrators, DevOps engineers, first-time web developers, students.

Prerequisites

Knowledge of how to install packages on a Linux operating system and deploy a website to a server using Nginx, Apache, or Caddy. Ubuntu is used in this talk.

Resources

Slides

Docs

Caddy Certbot DigitalOcean Load Balancers How to Configure Terraform for DigitalOcean

Further Reading & Watching

Building a Minimal, Production-Ready Infrastructure on DigitalOcean: How to Use Terraform [Tech Talk]


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About the authors
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Developer Advocate

Mason is currently a Sr. Developer Advocate at DigitalOcean who specializes in cloud infrastructure, distributed systems, and Python.

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