Problem on CentOS with PaceMaker: certbot wants to gracefully restart Apache

#1

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My domain is: www.angioni.nl

I ran this command: certbot --apache certonly -d www.angioni.nl --tekst --redirect

It produced this output:
Action ‘graceful’ failed.
And that’s the problem i think. httpd is no longer controlled by systemctl manager anymore, but PaceMaker is holding it in control.

My web server is (include version): Apache 2.4

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): CentOS 7.6

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: Prominic

I can login to a root shell on my machine (yes or no, or I don’t know): yes

I’m using a control panel to manage my site (no, or provide the name and version of the control panel): No

The version of my client is (e.g. output of certbot --version or certbot-auto --version if you’re using Certbot): Always the latest.

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#2

Certbot’s Apache plugin probably can’t deal with your environment.

Better to use a more stateless approach to avoid stepping on Pacemaker’s feet:

certbot certonly -d www.angioni.nl --webroot -w /path/to/webroot \
--deploy-hook "pcs resource restart www-apache" --dry-run
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#3

Oh, wow… that looks good. I will try this asap when i get home from work.

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#4

If this test works, you’ll also then want to remove the --dry-run so that you actually get your certificates in the future! :slight_smile: