Can I use pregenerated pem files?


#1

We have a server, where as much as possible should be handled by the installed plesk instance.

Plesk can create pem files for certificates.

Is it possible to use these with the letsencrypt client?


#2

What’s in the PEM files? Are they certificate signing requests (CSRs) plus associated private keys? Or something else?


#3

Yes, CSR with associated provate key. I should have mentioned it in the original question.


#4

You can use [this client][1] to sign your certificate.

Usage:

python sign_csr.py --public-key user.pub domain.csr > signed.crt

(note: run it in screen or tmux as it will ask you to sign some files)
[1]: https://github.com/diafygi/letsencrypt-nosudo