How to delete certificates

Hello,

until now, to renew my certificate I had set up a crontab task executing that command:
/opt/letsencrypt/letsencrypt-auto certonly --webroot -w /var/www/prestashop -d domain.com -d www.domain.com

I was thinking it was renewing/replacing the previous certificate everytime it was called, but judging by the results of https://transparencyreport.google.com/https/certificates, it looks like I have 732 certificates emitted.

After the first certificate was created, should I have just executed “certbot renew” in my crontab task?

I executed the command “certbot delete” to clean everything but I can still see the certificates emitted on https://transparencyreport.google.com/https/certificates , is it really cleaned? If no, how can I do that?

My web server is (include version):
Apache2

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version):
Debian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch)

I can login to a root shell on my machine (yes or no, or I don’t know):
yes

The version of my client is (e.g. output of certbot --version or certbot-auto --version if you’re using Certbot):
certbot 0.28.0

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Yes but… you should have hit rate limits a lot, before. Didn’t you notice anything?

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Well yes just recently, but I thought it was because I configured my crontab task to run everyday.
That’s what made me suspicious tbh

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Ok, use certbot renew -q if you only want the cron to notify you of errors.

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Thanks I will.

Do you know if this is normal that i’m still able to see the certificates on https://transparencyreport.google.com/https/certificates after executing “certbot delete” and deleting everything? Are the certificates really deleted?

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Those are all the certificate that have been issued, they’re there to stay. To see how many certs are on your server you should use certbot certificates

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Alright so that’s what I thought.

“No certs found” after executing it, so I guess I’m ok.
Just have to wait next week to recreate a new cert if I understood correctly

Thanks

You are not ok, there should at least be one.

If you are currently over rate-limits you need to wait (not a full week, probably less, see here on the sliding window), otherwise you can get a new cert right now.

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Yeah I know, I mean i’m ok with all my duplicated certs. Yes I’m over rate-limits right now that’s what I said I have to wait.

I will try during the week then