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My domain is: goravani.com
I ran this command: renew
It produced this output: The following error was encountered:
[Errno 13] Permission denied: '/var/log/letsencrypt/.certbot.lock'
Either run as root, or set --config-dir, --work-dir, and --logs-dir to writeable paths.
My question is what do I do about the above error. I want to run my first renew of my certificate. I have set up this server with bare minimum knowledge. I have not locked anything down so I don't know why those paths are not read write at this time.. I dont know where they are located on my Mac server.. can you tell me where they are so that I can set them to read write? What is the right command for renewing automatically.. everything is in it's right original location where certbot put them.. these certs are 3 months old this is my first renew. Thank you for your time and consideration.
My web server is (include version): Apache 2.4 I think
The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): Macintosh Catalina
My hosting provider, if applicable, is:
I can login to a root shell on my machine (yes or no, or I don't know): Yes but I may not know how
I'm using a control panel to manage my site (no, or provide the name and version of the control panel):
The version of my client is (e.g. output of
certbot --version or
certbot-auto --version if you're using Certbot):