I am having multiple issues when trying to obtain a cert and automatize. So my question is:
The first step is to obtain the cert. I only manage to get it working like this:
./letsencrypt-auto certonly --webroot -w /var/www/.../action -d example.org -d www.example.org
All other methods fail on me. Whatever. No problem. I have my cert.
The next step is to manually configure the VirtualHost. No problem. I can do this to crank things up initially.
The third step is to automatize the renewal. Things like
./letsencrypt-auto certonly --apache --renew-by-default -d example.org -d www.example.org
fail on me so I again only got this working successfully:
In case I add this to a cronjob. Do I still have to do work manually on every renewal or does it just replace the old certs with the new ones. I am not sure how the server gets the new cert data in. Do I have to reaload the webserver at every renewal for the third step stated here?