Could not find ssl_module; not installing certificate

Hello, and thank you for your help!

I've answered the questions below. Yes, I know the stack is old, but it's a development server that will only be accessible to me and my partner.

Please fill out the fields below so we can help you better. Note: you must provide your domain name to get help. Domain names for issued certificates are all made public in Certificate Transparency logs (e.g. crt.sh | example.com), so withholding your domain name here does not increase secrecy, but only makes it harder for us to provide help.

My domain is: lisamacneil.com

I ran this command: certbot --apache

It produced this output: Complete result:
Saving debug log to /var/log/letsencrypt/letsencrypt.log
Could not find ssl_module; not disabling session tickets.

Which names would you like to activate HTTPS for?


1: lisamacneil.com


Select the appropriate numbers separated by commas and/or spaces, or leave input
blank to select all options shown (Enter 'c' to cancel): 1
Requesting a certificate for lisamacneil.com

Successfully received certificate.
Certificate is saved at: /etc/letsencrypt/live/lisamacneil.com/fullchain.pem
Key is saved at: /etc/letsencrypt/live/lisamacneil.com/privkey.pem
This certificate expires on 2022-11-28.
These files will be updated when the certificate renews.
Certbot has set up a scheduled task to automatically renew this certificate in the background.

Deploying certificate
Could not install certificate

NEXT STEPS:

  • The certificate was saved, but could not be installed (installer: apache). After fixing the error shown below, try installing it again by running:
    certbot install --cert-name lisamacneil.com

Could not find ssl_module; not installing certificate.

Ask for help or search for solutions at https://community.letsencrypt.org. See the logfile /var/log/letsencrypt/letsencrypt.log or re-run Certbot with -v for more details.

My web server is (include version): Apache 2.4.6

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): CentOS 7

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: None (DigitalOcean)

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

The version of my client is (e.g. output of certbot --version or certbot-auto --version if you're using Certbot): 1.29.0

Do you have mod_ssl installed?

Did you install httpd from yum?

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D'oh! mod_ssl was not installed. I've never seen this before -- and yes, I installed httpd from yum.
:woman_facepalming:

Thank you so much!

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Is there nothing newer?

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Not under CentOS 7--security fixes are backported, but it's going to stick with Apache 2.4.6 for its lifespan (and the same is true with most of its other packages).

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