Certbot email quotes different renewal date from cert


#1

My domain is: www.privacyalliance.co.uk

I ran this command:

certbot certificate -d www.privacyalliance.co.uk

It produced this output:

Certificate Name: www.privacyalliance.co.uk
    Domains: www.privacyalliance.co.uk privacyalliance.co.uk
    Expiry Date: 2018-11-15 08:03:42+00:00 (VALID: 73 days)
    Certificate Path: /etc/letsencrypt/live/www.privacyalliance.co.uk/fullchain.pem
    Private Key Path: /etc/letsencrypt/live/www.privacyalliance.co.uk/privkey.pem

My web server is (include version): Apache 2.4.29

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: Jump Networks Ltd

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): no


I’ve received certificate expiration email for this domain which says it expires on 23 Sept 2018, but the certificate itself says it expires 15 Nov 2018.

Why is this?


#2

Hi,

It means that you have a certificate (which is not the one you currently used) expiring on Sept.23… however, since your sites is using a certificate other than the email mentioned one, please simply disregard this email.

Thank you


#3

Hi @gilgongo

look there:

https://transparencyreport.google.com/https/certificates?cert_search_auth=&cert_search_cert=&cert_search=include_expired:false;include_subdomains:false;domain:www.privacyalliance.co.uk&lu=cert_search

You have two certificates:

One from 25.06.2018 with rainbowcircle.co.uk + www.privacyalliance.co.uk

One from 17.08.2018 with privacyalliance.co.uk + www.privacyalliance.co.uk

The first has a different name set. There is no renew -> that creates the mail.


#4

Thanks @JuergenAuer

How very weird that the one from 25.06.2018 combined those two domains. It certainly wasn’t intended.

Oh well, at least the one that matters is OK, so I can let the weird one expire as @stevenzhu says.


#5

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