Hi, I’m new to Linux and want to use Ubuntu to generate a cert for a Windows Xampp install since I have found no simple way to do it on Windows.
I installed LE from Github, and get “Command not found” when running the letsencrypt command. I believe the documentation shouldn’t be using the environment variable “letsencrypt”, off the bat if it doesn’t work without extra configuration. Instructions, or a caveat might help. I read somewhere to create an alias but that confused me since I’m new to Linux, and not great with its file system.
In any case, I successfully ran the script from the lets encrypt folder like another user pointed out on the forum. The arguments I ran are as follows (from the Get Started page}:
To obtain a cert using the “webroot” plugin, which can work with the
webroot directory of any webserver software:
I used this since I’m going to move the files to Windows Xampp. I don’t know what “thing” is, but assume I don’t need it.
The script seems to run. Then returns without notification of success or failure. Navigating to /var/www/example and there are no files there.
What am I doing wrong? Should I not be using webroot? I just want the cert and key file.