Manual mode with --test-cert


#1

Hi all. I am fairly new to LE and still getting used to it.

Can one run the manual mode ./letsencrypt-auto certonly -a manual --rsa-key-size 4096 -d domain.com -d www.domain.com with --test-cert to do a test run?

Thanks.


#2

Yep! manual just means that the client won’t create the verification files for you; other than that there’s no difference. The process is the exact same with the production environment, you just get a untrusted certificate in the end.


#3

Cheers @pfg. That makes sense. I will give it a go. Thank you.


#4

@pfg Are test certs also issued to https://crt.sh/?Identity=%&iCAID=7395?


#5

No, certificates issued by the staging environment are not trusted, and are not submitted to the CT logs.


#6

Thanks @weppos! This community really rocks! Thanks for your help. Happy to become a LE user!