Automatic Certificate Management Environment (ACME) standard

12 Mar 2019

On March 12, IETF issued a new RFC 8555 for the Automatic Certificate Management Environment. With this new standard, issuing of certifications for websites will be automated and with no human intervention. Previously this process was manual only. ACME will preserve the same level of protection and security. The first version of ACME was developed by the Let’s Encrypt certification authorities back in 2015. Since then many certificate authorities introduced this new standard.

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