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The best way on macOS to get a Let’s encrypt certificate

Shared by on Dec 26, 2022

There are a few ways to obtain a Let's Encrypt SSL/TLS certificate on macOS:

Use a command-line tool such as Certbot: Certbot is a free and open-source utility that can be used to obtain SSL/TLS certificates from Let's Encrypt. To install Certbot on macOS, you can use the Homebrew package manager:

brew install certbot

Once you have installed Certbot, you can use it to obtain a certificate for your domain by running the following command:

certbot certonly --standalone -d

Use a web application such as SSLMate: 
SSLMate is a commercial web application that allows you to easily obtain SSL/TLS certificates from Let's Encrypt. To use SSLMate, you will need to create an account and install the SSLMate client on your macOS machine.

Use a third-party tool or service: 
There are many other tools and services available that can help you obtain a Let's Encrypt SSL/TLS certificate, including web-based tools and managed hosting services. Some of these options may be more user-friendly than the command-line tools mentioned above, but they may also come with a cost.


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