Renewal deploy hooks not firing with manual_auth_hook

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My domain is:
*, *, *

I ran this command:
certbot renew --manual-auth-hook /path/to/

It produced this output:
new certificate deployed without reload, fullchain is

My web server is (include version):
Server version: Apache/2.4.18 (Ubuntu)
Server built: 2018-04-18T14:53:04

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version):
Ubuntu 16.04 fully updated

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I am using a manual auth hook for performing dns updates for wildcard certificates on Namesilo. The code for that script can be found here. Updates occur as expected, happily, however renewal deploy hooks do not trigger. Am I missing something?

Hi @joshp23

checking your;include_subdomains:false;

There are two certificates - 2018-05-21 and 2018-07-20 (six days old). Calling this new certificate is used.

So all looks fine.

Your other domains: has the wrong certificate (only, has a new certificate (2018-06-28).

So the renewal of looks good.

PS: You have no wildcard. Ok, now I see the problem. You have also two wildcard-certificates:;include_subdomains:true;

But you want one certificate with two names - * and

So you can't use --renew. First, you have to create one certificate with both names, then you can renew it.

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I updated the question to reflect that I am only concerned about the wildcard certificates.

I do not care about one certificate with two domains.

The question that I am asking (quoting you quoting me, emphasis added) is

How are you passing the deploy hooks to Certbot? Your original command did not specify one (only an auth hook):

Are you instead using /etc/letsencrypt/renewal-hooks/? Are they executable?

ls -laR /etc/letsencrypt/renewal-hooks

Do your Let's Encrypt logs (/var/log/letsencrypt/letsencrypt.log) mention the hooks at all?


Yes and OOPS! I had /etc/letsencrypt/renewal-hooks/deploy/ and forgot to make it executable! Thanks for that! :crazy_face: <--- state of my brain as grad school is finishing up

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