Migrating a domain from site a to b


#1

hi there,
i have a domain which should be migrated from provider A to B. a non lets encrypt cert has been installed on site A. site B is running plesk with the lets encrypt plugin. the hosting data has been transfered and the domain on site b is configured but the lets encrypt plugin wont issue a certificate since the A records still points to site a (makes sense).
my problem no is, once i commit the dns change some people will see the old site, some the new but with no valid SSL cert. and i wont be able to issue a new lets encrypt cert until the A records change is visible for letsencrypt.
is there a way to solve this? how can i issue a certifcate for site B even though the DNS A records still points to site A?
thank you


#2

You could issue a wildcard certificate for the domain.
Then you can use this certificate on both servers.
And both will work with the cert normally.


#3

If you have access to the current cert and key, you could copy those files to the second server.


#4

mkay, how do i do that? with certbot? since the plesk plugins does not work.
or is there an “easier” method. :slight_smile:


#5

Wildcards require DNS authentication.
Be sure their is a plugin that works with the ACME client and that DNS service provider.
Or do the DNS authentication manually (since you really only need to do this one time).


#6

ok, well somehow i thought that’s not possible but, turns out, it is :slight_smile:
thank you!


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