“TLS Mastery” Print Sponsor

Suggested Price $100.00

Minimum Price $100.00



This book does not exist yet. This item is to sponsor me writing it.

Also, print sponsors get thanked in both ebook and print books. There’s no need to buy both, unless you want your name to appear twice in the ebook. I won’t argue. They will receive a free copy of the completed ebook in epub, mobi, and PDF, all DRM-free.

I will also send print sponsors a physical gift in gratitude for their sponsorship. Be sure your shipping address is correct when sponsoring at this level! Note that shipping gifts overseas costs about $20 more to ship than those to US sponsors. I don’t want to adjust prices through some bogus geo-IP system, but if you feel like tossing in a couple extra bucks to help defray expenses I would appreciate it.

My goal is for this to be a shorter book, like DNSSEC Mastery, Tarsnap Mastery, or the first Sudo Mastery. I don’t want to write another doorstop like the Networknomicon or FreeBSD Mastery: Jails for a while.

Transport Layer Security, or TLS, is a vital component of the Internet. TLS protects user data as in crosses the network, making ecommerce and online banking possible. It offers end-to-end connection privacy. Let’s Encrypt transformed TLS from an expensive tool to a free one. Most sysadmins have very little reason to avoid TLS today, except for a lack of understanding.
TLS Mastery takes you through:

• How TLS works
• What TLS provides, and what it doesn’t
• Wrapping unencrypted connections inside TLS
• Assessing TLS configurations
• The Automated Certificate Management Environment (ACME) protocol
• Using Let’s Encrypt to automatically maintain TLS certificates
• Online Certificate Status Protocol
• Certificate Revocation
• and more!

Stop wandering blindly around TLS. Master the protocol with TLS Mastery!