Let’s Encrypt have lauched their public beta, and they’re now offering SSL certificates to everyone. The process is very easy and quite easy to automate. However, there’s a catch: these certificates expire in a few days (90 days as of now), so they have to be renewed often. That’s where having the process be simple and automatable helps.
Last Saturday a few of us gathered to work on Fedora Security. This FAD (Fedora Activity Day) was the second in recent times held in Pune, after the testing FAD held in August.
The goal of the FAD was to get introduced to the newly-formed Fedora Security Team, pick up a few bug reports that were tagged as security-relevant bug reports, and triage them. Fixing the bugs wasn’t part of the agenda, as actually pushing package updates needs one to be a provenpackager or the maintainer of the package.