All my sites are down. Can't figure out why!

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My domain is:

I ran this command: certbot-auto certificates

It produced this output:
Certificate Name:
Expiry Date: 2020-01-08 16:28:15+00:00 (VALID: 89 days)
Certificate Path: /etc/letsencrypt/live/
Private Key Path: /etc/letsencrypt/live/

My web server is (include version): apache 2.2.15

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): CentOS 6.9

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: GCP

I can login to a root shell on my machine (yes or no, or I don’t know): yes

I’m using a control panel to manage my site (no, or provide the name and version of the control panel): no

The version of my client is (e.g. output of certbot --version or certbot-auto --version if you’re using Certbot): certbot 0.39.0

Even though the above expiration shows 89 days till expiration, the certificate info in the browser shows yesterday. What could be wrong? I’ve been using LetsEncrypt for several years now without problems.

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Hi @mdegalli

you have created some certificates -

Issuer not before not after Domain names LE-Duplicate next LE
Let’s Encrypt Authority X3 2019-10-10 2020-01-08, - 2 entries duplicate nr. 1
Let’s Encrypt Authority X3 2019-10-10 2020-01-08,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, - 38 entries duplicate nr. 2
Let’s Encrypt Authority X3 2019-10-10 2020-01-08,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, - 38 entries duplicate nr. 1

But you use an older certificate
1 days expired,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, - 
43 entries

that’s expired.

Perhaps you have to install your new big or your new small certificate.

A different set of domain names -> certbot may not know how to install the certificate if there is no matching vHost.


how do I get rid of these duplicates?

Fixed my problems by pointing all my /etc/httpd/conf.d/[domainname].com-le-ssl.conf to their corresponding /etc/letsencrypt/live/[domain] folders.

NOTES: For some reason, some of the letsencrypt live folders have www… and some do not.
I also wonder, now that each domain is not sharing an over-arching domain … will they renew automatically and correctly? We shall see …


And thank you for your reply! It helped me rethink my approach.


Happy to read you have found a solution :+1:


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