Help ERROR : Cannot RENEW SSL cert ! VPS used easyengine

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My domain is:

I ran this command: ee site update --le=renew

It produced this output: Renewing SSl cert for
ERROR : Cannot RENEW SSL cert !
Your current cert already EXPIRED !
Check logs for reason tail /var/log/ee/ee.log & Try Again!!!

My web server is (include version): nginx

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): untubu 14.4

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: easyengine

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): bitvise ssh client (Terminal)

Can you help me please thanks.

Hi @thelinh93,

You might get better help on the EasyEngine forum over at

However, we are also happy to try to help you here. Could you please run the command that the output suggested running and see if it has any information about the reason that the renewal failed?

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When running ee site update --le = renew


In the log file:

So, it seems EasyEngine is refusing to renew an expired certificate. @schoen, deferring to you as to whether or not there’s any reason Let’s Encrypt would refuse this renewal, or if it’s just an odd design choice on the part of EE. I would expect that renewing an already-expired certificate would be fine, but I’m not positive on that.

It’s an odd choice on the EE side. You make the same calls to the ACME server regardless if you are renewing or getting a certificate for the first time.

@thelinh93 try:

ee site update --le=on

and if that doesn’t work turn it off then back on:

ee site update --le=off
ee site update --le=on

Bummer. It really doesn’t want to renew that expired certificate. :disappointed_relieved:

You’re going to have to follow up with the EasyEngine folks linked to upthread on this one; it seems to be a bug in their software.

:disappointed_relieved: thanks

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