Can not renew cert

I restart the apache Server before and afterwards.
I run Ubuntu 16.04 lts

I try to renew my certs with
/usr/bin/letsencrypt renew

As a result I got the message

Processing /etc/letsencrypt/renewal/
The following certs are not due for renewal yet:
** /etc/letsencrypt/live/ (skipped)**
No renewals were attempted.

The log looks like this:

2017-05-22 07:24:32,276:DEBUG:letsencrypt.cli:Root logging level set at 30
2017-05-22 07:24:32,278:INFO:letsencrypt.cli:Saving debug log to /var/log/letsencrypt/letsencrypt.log
2017-05-22 07:24:32,278:DEBUG:letsencrypt.cli:letsencrypt version: 0.4.1
2017-05-22 07:24:32,278:DEBUG:letsencrypt.cli:Arguments: []
2017-05-22 07:24:32,279:DEBUG:letsencrypt.cli:Discovered plugins: PluginsRegistry(PluginEntryPoint#apache,PluginEntryPoint#webroot,PluginEntryPoint#null,Plugi$
2017-05-22 07:24:32,289:DEBUG:letsencrypt.cli:Requested authenticator and installer
2017-05-22 07:24:32,289:DEBUG:letsencrypt.cli:Default Detector is Namespace(account=’’, agree_dev_preview=None, apache=’’, apache_challenge_location=’/etc/apa$
2017-05-22 07:24:32,294:DEBUG:parsedatetime:parse (top of loop): [30 days][]
2017-05-22 07:24:32,302:DEBUG:parsedatetime:CRE_UNITS matched
2017-05-22 07:24:32,303:DEBUG:parsedatetime:parse (bottom) [][30 days][][]
2017-05-22 07:24:32,303:DEBUG:parsedatetime:weekday False, dateStd False, dateStr False, time False, timeStr False, meridian False
2017-05-22 07:24:32,303:DEBUG:parsedatetime:dayStr False, modifier False, modifier2 False, units True, qunits False
2017-05-22 07:24:32,303:DEBUG:parsedatetime:_evalString(30 days, time.struct_time(tm_year=2017, tm_mon=5, tm_mday=22, tm_hour=7, tm_min=24, tm_sec=32, tm_wday$
2017-05-22 07:24:32,303:DEBUG:parsedatetime:_buildTime: [30 ][][days]
2017-05-22 07:24:32,303:DEBUG:parsedatetime:units days --> realunit days
2017-05-22 07:24:32,303:DEBUG:parsedatetime:return
2017-05-22 07:24:32,303:INFO:letsencrypt.cli:Cert not yet due for renewal
2017-05-22 07:24:32,304:DEBUG:letsencrypt.cli:no renewal failures


Your certificates aren’t due for renewal?

If there are other factors such as the certificate is due for renewal you need to share these so people can hep :smiley:


Hi @Gregor4711,

certbot renew is meant to be run automatically at least once per day. Therefore, it normally only renews certificates that it thinks are near expiry.

If you specifically want to renew certificates right now even though they’re not near expiry, you can use

certbot renew --force-renew

among other forms. In contrast to the ordinary certbot renew, this should not be run automatically, because you’ll encounter server rate limits if you renew your certificates too frequently.

hi Schoen,

letsencrypt renew --force-renew did the trick:):):slight_smile:

many thanks & BR

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