How to restore/add previous wildcard certificates in the Let’s Encrypt cPanel app?


#1

Hi,

While doing some trial and error tests, I used up all 5 issuance of the certificates and cannot reissue a new certificate. However I have saved a backup copy of one of the certificates (crt and key files). Now I can add that certificate via cpanel SSL/TLS Option but after adding it, the Let’s Encrypt app doesn’t recognize the certificates for auto renewal.

How can I add the previous (valid) certificates issued by Let’s Encrypt to the official Let’s Encrypt cPanel app so that it recognizes it and automatically reissue upon expiration?

I don’t have root access


#2

Hi @t-abraham

I don’t use cPanel, but I don’t think this is possible. cPanel has it’s own certificate management, you have to manipulate the configuration files directly. But without root access that may be impossible.

So wait 60 - 70 days, then create a new certificate via cPanel. Then the automation should work.


#3

Thanks. But you said to wait 60-70 days??? Isn’t it a 7day rollover to reissue the a new cert?


#4

You have an active certificate. So you can use it 90 days.

Letsencrypt is free, so you shouldn’t create new certificates every week. Every two months is enough.


#5

True that… actually that’s the plan. Already using the active cert and has plans to get a new one just a week before this one expires…

Asked you the question just for clarification

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#6

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