Renew_before_expiry commented out


#1

Just a tiny question to understand the config file better. It shows:

# renew_before_expiry = 30 days
version = 0.9.3
cert = /etc/letsencrypt/live/example.com/cert.pem
privkey = /etc/letsencrypt/live/example.com/privkey.pem
chain = /etc/letsencrypt/live/example.com/chain.pem
fullchain = /etc/letsencrypt/live/example.com/fullchain.pem

etc., etc.

As you can see the renew_before_expiry setting is commented out. So I assume that there is a global configuration somewhere doing the same setting since I believe that LE indeed attempts to do the renewal automatically 30 days before. I did not really find this global configuration file or is this just a standard not required to be set somethere?

It should not be a worry to make this setting live and to change it to 40 or 20 days? Not saying that I plan to do so.

Thanks for your time.


#2

I believe the defaults are in the code rather than in a global config file.

You could change the value to 40 or 20 days, yes. 30 is the default (and recommended ) value.


#3

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