How do I remove a certificate

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You can simply delete the entire certificate.
Delete the private key and matching public certs along with any specific use of them.

If you are using certbot, you can issue a delete command to have it do the first two parts for you.
certbot delete --cert-name
[so you will need to know the exact cert-name - not the specific FQDN(or domain name) within the cert]
[you can get the cert names with: certbot certificates]

If you use another ACME client, you should review their documentation for a comparable command.

It is always preferable to use the ACME client to remove the cert itself than trying to do so manually.

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I have deleted the certificate. Acme is still trying to renew the certificate.

I do not have “certbot”. How do I install certbot?

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Which ACME client are you using? Exactly what steps did you use to delete the certificate? What’s “Acme”? How is it configured to renew the certificate?

You don’t need to install Certbot. You need to use whatever the supported method is for the software and configuration you are using.


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