Basics: Automatic Certificate Management Environment (ACME)

The ACME protocol was developed by the operators of the project Let's Encrypt designed to support the exhibition of Web server certificates to automate. It is specified in RFC 8555.

The goal is to make the process of proving ownership of the DNS resource (IP addresses cannot currently be identified, but this is planned in the future), but not of the person or organization behind it, in order to subsequently be able to obtain a web server certificate without human interaction.

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