I just installed LAMP on my server following this tutorial …
In the tutorial the author tells you to install letsencrypt with the following command “certbot --apache -d example.com”. I did that and I did end up with a certificate. I was wondering if my certificate was set for auto renew? In the next section of the tutorial the authors says to issue the following command “/etc/cron.d/certbot”. At first Ubuntu said I didn’t have permissions for that file even though I was root. I changed the file permissions with chmod a+x. I also created a new user. I’m able to view the contents of the file with “cat /etc/cron.d/certbot” and here are the results…
/etc/cron.d/certbot: crontab entries for the certbot package
Upstream recommends attempting renewal twice a day
Eventually, this will be an opportunity to validate certificates
haven’t been revoked, etc. Renewal will only occur if expiration
is within 30 days.
0 */12 * * * root test -x /usr/bin/certbot -a ! -d /run/systemd/system && perl -e ‘sleep int(rand(43200))’ && certbot -q renew
I also tried “openssl x509 -in /etc/letsencrypt/live/funkybitco.in/cert.pem -noout -dates”…here are the results…
notBefore=Aug 28 13:32:29 2018 GMT
notAfter=Nov 26 13:32:29 2018 GMT
I’m not sure if my certificate is on auto-renew. Any help?