Lets Encrypt autorenewal certificate testing

Hi, Is it possible to test the lets-encrypt certificate renewal before 60 days(auto-renewal period) from the day of issuance without deleting and creating a new certificate? My Infrastructure uses GKE Ingress, Cert-manager, and a certificate is issued to the DNS host mapped to the cloud load balancer external IP. If so, what is the process I need to follow? Any guidance would be appreciated. Thanks!!

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Let's Encrypt offers a staging environment for testing purposes, such as what you're describing. Please see your softwares documentation on how to test renewal on the staging environment.


cert-manager has a command to manually trigger a renewal:

If you're testing in production, be aware there are rate limits so you shouldn't run that too many times.


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