No folders on /etc/letsencrypt

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My domain is:

I ran this command:
certbot certificates

It produced this output:
No certs found.

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CentOS 7

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certbot 1.7.0

I followed this tutorial, but, when i get to the 5.1 part, /etc/lesencrypt has no folders or files

Hi @heiytor, and welcome to the LE community forum :slight_smile:

That guide makes no mention of the /etc/letsencrypt folder.
It uses a certificate manager and may be placing the cert files in some other location.
Were you able to get a certificate?


Hi @rg305 , and thanks you for the welcome.

Following guide, I need to put my certificate in "HTTPS TLS Certificate Location" and my private key in "HTTPS TLS Private Key Location". By this tutorial, they should be in "/etc/letsencrypt/live/" folder, but, this folder does not exist.

And according to certbot, I don't have any certificate. If I generate manually, will these folders be created?

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I would think so, yes.
That is the default path.


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