New option --nginx


I was reading the documentation and I noticed that there’s a new option --nginx. However, the documentation is quite poor in terms of explaining how it works. Can someone provide an example of a working command that uses --nginx?


The nginx plugin won’t be installed by default if you’re using letsencrypt-auto or certbot-auto or any of the distribution packages. Nginx support is still very much experimental and I wouldn’t recommend using it quite yet unless you’re willing to jump into the code and debug issues that come up.

Once the nginx plugin is stable enough (hopefully in one of the next releases), you can expect things to work quite similarly to how the apache plugin works.