Renewal succeeded, but reminder still sent


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My domain is: www,

I ran this command: certbot-auto renew --force-renewal

It produced this output:

Processing /etc/letsencrypt/renewal/

new certificate deployed with reload of apache server; fullchain is

Congratulations, all renewals succeeded. The following certs have been renewed:
/etc/letsencrypt/live/ (success)

My operating system is (include version):

Fedora 24

My web server is (include version):


My hosting provider, if applicable, is:


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


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



I have a cron job set up that runs the renewal command every week. After still getting reminders, I checked the output which stated that no renewal is required. I then ran the command using --force-renewal which printed above message (success). But today I received yet another reminder by email. Is this something I can ignore? It’s confusing. Perhaps I am mixing something up.

/etc/letsencrypt/renewal/ looks like this:

renew_before_expiry = 30 days

cert = /etc/letsencrypt/live/
privkey = /etc/letsencrypt/live/
chain = /etc/letsencrypt/live/
fullchain = /etc/letsencrypt/live/
version = 0.8.1

Options used in the renewal process

authenticator = apache
installer = apache
account = 7dcf…


Looking at the CT logs you originally got a cert for only, later that day a cert for,, and was also issued. The 2nd cert has since been renewed, with the warnings being for the 1st cert that you no longer want.


Ah - sorry for the confusion. So, presumably just ignoring the reminders for the first cert will do the trick. Thanks!


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