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My domain is: https://clients.pukkapacas.com
I ran this command:
It produced this output:
My web server is (include version):
The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): windows 10
My hosting provider, if applicable, is:
I can login to a root shell on my machine (yes or no, or I don’t know): i don’t know
I’m using a control panel to manage my site (no, or provide the name and version of the control panel): no
I assume you used either control panel software or a command line tool like LEWS to generate your old certificate. Give Certify (which I develop) a try: https://certifytheweb.com - it’s pretty easy to use
Actually, forget my answer - you’re not on Windows 10, your website is hosted on Ubuntu. Good luck!
Do you remember what client you originally used to generate the certificate on your server? If not, where is your server hosted? Are you able to SSH into your server, or do you use some sort of control panel software to manage your site?
It was all done by the developer of the CMS that I use and he has ‘disappeared!’ So I have no idea where to begin?
You would at least need SSH shell access to figure out what they did. If you don’t have that, contact your hosting provider for further assistance.
Once you have access to a shell on your server, run this to search for a Let’s Encrypt client on your system:
sudo find / -regex ".*\(letsencrypt\|certbot\|acme\)[^/]*$" -type f -executable
Another option is to run
history | egrep '(letsencrypt|certbot)' in order to see if the developer ran command like these in your account.
If on Ubuntu make sure you are logged in as root via ssh
go to cd /usr/bin/
then type ./letsencrypt renew
Thats all to it.
@Sphere, unfortunately this command will only work if the developer installed via
apt install certbot, as opposed to via downloading the
certbot-auto script. Our users are pretty split between these two installation methods, and our own documentation still suggests each of them to different groups of users.
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