Cert Expired Error

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My domain is: baim.tv

I ran this command: ./certbot-auto renew

It produced this output: The following certs are not due for renewal yet: expires 2018-09-18

My web server is (include version): apache

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): Ubuntu 16.04.3

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: host gator.com

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): SSH

I am getting an expired certificate error when I try to access my site even though my certificate does not show expired on the server.

Can some let me know what is going on? Thanks

One of two things is happening:

  • Your Apache configuration is using an SSLCertificateFile that isn’t pointing to /etc/letsencrypt/live/baim.tv/, so it can’t see the renewed certificate, or
  • Apache needs to be reloaded to use the renewed certificate

Hi _az!

Ok, thank you! I restarted apache and things seems to be up and running now. I guess I forgot to restart the server when in renewed the cert last week. :slight_smile:

Thanks again!

For future reference: Apache can be reloaded too. In that case, it will restart the main process instantly, spawn "fresh" child processes when needed and will stop the "old" child processes only when there are no connections left. That way there's no downtime or other issues with current users of your site.

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