Incorrect expiry date?


Hi, I got an email stating that my certificate will expire in 19 days. However when I log into the server and run the renewal command it says that my certificate is already renewed and that the expiry date is in 89 days.
However, when I go to my site and check the ssl details it displays the same as in the email, stating that my certificate will expire in 19 days.

My domain is:

I ran this command: certbot-auto certificates

It produced this output:
Certificate Name:
Expiry Date: 2019-04-17 23:29:47+00:00 (VALID: 89 days)
Certificate Path: /etc/letsencrypt/live/
Private Key Path: /etc/letsencrypt/live/

My web server is (include version): Nginx 1.6.2

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): Debian 7.0-64

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: n/a

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

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


I’m actually getting the same thing.
Your certificate (or certificates) for the names listed below will expire in 10 days (on 28 Jan 19 16:18 +0000). Please make sure to renew your certificate before then, or visitors to your website will encounter errors.

however the certificate says
Issued by: Let's Encrypt Authority X3
Expires: Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 10:13:20 AM Eastern Daylight Time


Hi @andjans

you have certificates with two and 4 domain names:;include_subdomains:false;

One with two domain names ends 2019-02-07.

But Letsencrypt doesn’t know if you use this certificate or if you use the other certificate.

So a mail is sent.


Ok thanks, should (and can) I remove the one with two domains? Or should I just wait it out and everything will be fine?


You can ignore the mail.

There comes a second mail ten days before the certificate expires.

But then it’s finished.


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