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support SSL Certificates

The goal of Lets Encrypt ( is to get SSL encryption everywhere, free and automated.
What would be nice is that when I add a new Route to my application (NodeJS/WAS Liberty etc) that I have the option to tick a box that will use the provided Lets Encrypt client ( to automatically create, install and maintain a Route specific SSL certificate. This would provide an easy way for developers to offer SSL to their clients/customers and make Bluemix an easy choice for people who want to spin up a quick but secured platform.
The list of sponsors to the project include Mozilla, Akamai and Cisco, adding IBM's name to that list would be a good thing for both the project and IBM.

  • Devin Richards
  • Aug 23 2016
  • Needs review
  • Attach files
  • Lee Surprenant commented
    August 23, 2016 03:11

    Would still like to get this better integrated, but please check out the following from a couple interns on our team:

  • Anonymous commented
    August 23, 2016 03:11

    I would also love to get an easy way to use letsencrypt certs

  • John Feller commented
    March 02, 2017 20:10

    Code updates are now available at

  • Georgios Moschovitis commented
    September 17, 2017 11:17

    Please make sure you support the Bluemix Container Service

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