Renew certificate


#1

I recieved an email that my certificate has to be renewed.
But no there is no link to do this. When I login on Driect admin, I see no option to renew it.

Should I just make a new certificate?


#2

How did you make it in the first place? In essence, renewing is just issuing a new certificate, but sort of automated with the end-date of the certificated in mind.


#3

Are you using a shared hosting provider? If so, what is the name of your provider?


#4

Hey! I received the same email that I need to renew my certificate and that it expires in 19 days. How should I do that? I signed up for a community account today. I “ordered”/created the certificate by using the let’s encrypt linux application that generated everything for me I just typed in some details. Thank you.


#5

Renewal generally is as simple as running ./letsencrypt-auto renew. You can put that command in a cronjob that runs daily to automate it. Make sure to verify it’s working manually first, though.

You can find more details in the documentation.

In case ./letsencrypt-auto renew doesn’t work for you, please provide the sequence of commands you used when you first got your certificate.


#6

There was a menuitem in myadmin, but it is gone now.

Ok I added the cronjob, but i have 2 websites on the server, the commands appears on both website, so I hope it works now


#7

Sorry, my reply was for @dodancs. I’m not sure how things would work in your case, since it seems to have been done through some control panel. What does ./letsencrypt-auto renew return on your system? I wouldn’t recommend adding the cronjob without verifying it works manually.


#8

How do I see if it is doing anything?
The command is just standing there:

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*****./letsencrypt-auto renew


#9

You’d want to run it via SSH.

As you first issued your certificate through the control panel, I wouldn’t recommend doing that, though. Most control panels have their own integration and doing things manually on top of that can get ugly.

I’d recommend ignoring my reply to @dodancs and investigate why Let’s Encrypt is gone from your control panel. Does your hosting provider have any documentation for Let’s Encrypt? Could their support be of assistance?


#10

@coolen, that version of the cron job is not going to work unless ./letsencrypt-auto is in root’s home directory (!) – the ./ means “this directory”, and the default directory for cron is the home directory of the user who owns that crontab.


#11

Wauw that let’s encrypt everything is not as easy as the told us in the beginning.
I don’t understand anything what you guys are telling me :yum:

Better stay with website scripting and leave this to the pro’s. I always paid for a certificate, that was much easyer lol.

I any way thanks for helping out, but for me it is better to keep using a paid version and get the support I need.

As an answer to pfg, no there is no support form the hoster.

I will remove the cronjob.


#12

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