Since last week our Gitlab-ce and Gitlab-ee instances are able to use Let’s Encrypt for SSL encryption. As an owner of one of our instances, you are able to use Let’s Encrypt simply by activating it in your product view on our NWS platform.

With this, you can now use your own domain, without the need of an existing SSL-certificate. If you already have a SSL-certificate active and want to test Let’s Encrypt, you can do so. Your active certificate will be stored and will be activated again, as soon as you deactivate the SSL encryption with Let’s Encrypt.

In the screenshot below, you can see an example of how it looks in the product view. Activation and deactivation will always require a restart of your instances, since these are major configurations changes to your container.

If you are interested in one of our instances, just have a look on! We have many more open-source apps available, such as Rocket.Chat, RT or Nextcloud and are currently working on some new features/apps.

Marius Gebert

Autor: Marius Gebert

Marius ist seit September 2013 bei uns beschäftigt. Er hat im Sommer 2016 seine Ausbildung zum Fachinformatiker für Systemintegration absolviert und kümmert sich nun unter anderen um den Support und die Entwicklung unserer NWS Produkte. Seine besonderen Themengebiete erstrecken sich vom Elastic-Stack, über die Porgrammiersprache Ruby bis hin zu Puppet. Seine Freizeit verbringt Marius gerne an der frischen Luft und ist für jeden Spaß zu haben.