How to get the certificate? [CPANEL]


I followed the certbot instructions, but this is step #8 on certbot's website instruction
8. Install your certificate
You'll need to install your new certificate in the configuration file for your webserver.

So how do I get the certificate? There's no other information.

My domain is:

My web server is (include version): Linux pip system

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, port 80 open

I'm using a control panel to manage my site (no, or provide the name and version of the control panel): cpanel

Hi @carolc and welcome to the LE community forum :slight_smile:

You say you got to Step #8.
Did Step #7 complete successfully?
[did it say "Congratulations" and received a cert]
If you are not sure, try:
certbot certificates

If you do have a certificate, :slight_smile: Now you need to insert it into cPanel.
If you don't have a certificate, :frowning: You should try using cPanel to obtain the cert for your domain.

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Hi @rg305
Thanks so much for replying. No I didn't run it yet, because I'm trying to understand where is this cert coming from. The instructions on certbot and LE are unclear.

Step #7 is "Choose how you'd like to run Certbot" -- will this step create a cert? It doesn't say.

Also, what do you mean by this? If I don't have a certificate, I should use cPanel to obtain it? Where is the cert to begin with?

I'm trying to understand this, before passing it on to my webhosting support. Thank you!

Thank you,

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Yes, if successful, Step #7 will obtain a cert.
But there are a lot posts here that mention NOT to use manual clients when using cPanel.
I would look into having cPanel do the work for you (if it can).

Note: I don't use cPanel, so I only speak from what I've read here.
I just found this online:

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