As we’ve previously announced, we are transitioning Certbot to being packaged as a snap, and have a couple updates on that front. We are excited about this new distribution method because it offers a way for users to easily install Certbot on most Linux distributions in a way that automatically configures certificate renewal and stays up-to-date.
The first announcement is snaps are now a stable and fully supported way to install Certbot. With the help of early adopters, we’ve done a lot of testing of the Certbot snap over the past few months. We are now confident the Certbot snap is ready for production use and we have marked it as “stable” on the Snap Store.
The other announcement is Certbot snaps for the ARMv7 and ARMv8 architectures are now available. This is in addition to the x86_64 snaps we’ve had for the past few months. If you would like to use the Certbot snap on another architecture, please open an issue at https://github.com/certbot/certbot and we’ll see what we can do.
You can find instructions for installing the Certbot snaps at https://certbot.eff.org/instructions by selecting your server software and choosing “snapd” in the “System” dropdown menu. (You should select “snapd” regardless of your operating system, as our instructions are the same across all systems.)