Help with certbot renew

Got my first SSL cert through letsencrypt a few months ago. I thought it would auto renew but turns out it didn’t. I’m not exactly sure what I did wrong. I went back to ubuntu and tried certbot renew and am getting this error:

PluginError(‘An authentication script must be provided with --manual-auth-hook when using the manual plugin non-interactively.’,)

All answers online have been leading me nowhere, they either seem outdated or I’m not understanding them. Should I be looking to get a brand new certificate or what am I doing wrong? Could anyone here point me to the right direction?

Your initial cert used a manual authentication method.
Show the renewal file at:

Certbot can’t automatically renew manually managed certificates. To renew it, you can run the command you used to create the certificate originally, such as “sudo certbot certonly --manual -d -d”.

Can you provide more information?

Why did you use manual mode before? Can you switch to one of the automated modes?

Are you running Certbot directly on your web server, or a different computer?

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