Cannot remove/delete certificates with LetsEncrypt-Win-Simple?


#1

Hi, I’m reading that it’s not possible to remove or clear out certificates with LetsEncrypt-Win-Simple on Windows:

You can’t revoke or remove certificates and there’s no way to clear out certificates on the remote servers. While testing I ended up hitting a limit of certificates registered on one of my sites and then couldn’t go further with that site as I can’t remove/revoke any of the certs.

I have a Windows server setup and want to try Letsencrypt on it. My question is, what if in the future, I am not satisfied with Letencrypt and I want to switch back to a commercial certificate. Even though I have a Letsencrypt certificate installed on my server, because I can’t remove the Letsencrypt certificate (as per the quote above), can I install a commercial certificate to override the Letsencrypt certificate?


#2

@mikebrandy

I am going to do this as poitely as possible as i promised to keep the cynism to a minimal

Hi, I’m reading that it’s not possible to remove or clear out certificates with LetsEncrypt-Win-Simple on Windows:

You what? www.google.com - remove installed certificates from windows store

The client may not be able to remove them from the store for you but you do ultimately have control of what certificates are in the store and which aren’t

I can’t remove the Letsencrypt certificate (as per the quote above), can I install a commercial certificate to override the Letsencrypt certificate?

absolutely - read the guides above

PluralSight has a great course on how to manage Windows IIS certificates I would recommend you review

https://www.pluralsight.com/courses/iis-certificates

Andrei


#3

Thanks Andrei. I’m new with SSL certificates. I’ll look into the resources you sent me! Cheers!


#4

Certificate removal is not required to use another certificate. You can select the desired certificate in the bindings of the site in the IIS console.
Regards,
Guy


#5

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