I am trying to remove my all my Let's Encrypt certificates so that I can validate my VPS configuration, and then reinstall them all again.
I can see certificates for them at the Google Transparency Reports website.
I am having issues with Linode support and may move to DigitalOceans soon, because all my websites are down, and I am not getting great support from them. Actually, I had uninstalled the certbot software about seven weeks ago, and every seemed to be working fine.
This is what happened recently: I received email two days ago from letsencrypt.org, and it said "According to our records, your Let's Encrypt software client renewed a TLS/SSL cert recently using the ACMEv1 protocol" -- and it references only a IPv6 address of my VPS. So, I was surprised that my VPS client had made such a request, since I had uninstalled the certbot software and updated and re-enabled (a2ensite) my virtualhost files to not use the certs.
I hadn't even touched my server configuration for about 30 days, but then I found that none of the domains were working...they had been fine.
So, I need to clean up the certs as shown by the Google Transparency Reports website, and then confirm that my virtualhost websites are working, then re-enable the Let's Encrypt stuff again...because I do like it, and definitely need it due to an upcoming CMS rollout...I need to protect the admin logon web page; naturally it will use hashed passwords, but it makes sense to use SSL for such activities.
So, I hope someone can help me clean things up, and then I can try it again...or move to DigitalOceans if Linode is not up to the task of support. I have reinstalled and run "certbot delete" several times, but nothing seems to affect what the Google Transparency website is showing. So, I need to make sure it's clean first, and then I can confirm that my regular HTTP setup is working. Thanks for the help.