Renewing certificate

My domain is:

i use caddy + docker to run bitwarden server, and i got an email that my cert is going to expire after a week.

i ran the command:
docker compose logs | grep cert
and found this logs (latest):

caddy  | {"level":"info","ts":1696974935.7915778,"logger":"tls.renew","msg":"certificate renewed successfully","identifier":""}
caddy  | {"level":"info","ts":1696974935.7916987,"logger":"tls","msg":"reloading managed certificate","identifiers":[""]}
caddy  | {"level":"info","ts":1696974936.207887,"logger":"tls.cache","msg":"replaced certificate in cache","subjects":[""],"new_expiration":1704758400}

it was the last message that contains cert keyward, and when i change those timestamps , it tells me that cert got renewed till (1704758400) Tuesday, January 9, 2024 9:00:00 AM (in my timezone).

And this renewal was done in Oct 10th but mail was sent yesterday saying cert is going to expire soon.
Should i do something manually to re-renew a cert? or was the email just sent wrong?

(sorry for my bad english, im not a native english speaker)

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Hi @manbo, and welcome to the LE community forum :slight_smile:

There is no need to apologize for not being a native English speaker.
The reason you got that email is that even though you renewed the cert for that domain name, it wasn't obtained from LE:
SSL Server Test: (Powered by Qualys SSL Labs)

It was renewed from ZeroSSL.
LE knows nothing about that renewal.

You can ignore any such LE emails prior to 2023-11-09.
[if you receive any emails after that are not related to this issue]


i really dont know how caddy (or maybe something else) renews certificate, but at least if it's updated well in any way, it doesn't have to be a big deal, right?
(by the way can i ask way does it changed to zerossl not LE? i havent changed any settings)

thanks for your kind and fast response


Most likely someone changed the ACME client being used. uses ZeroSSL as the default.
Something/Someone may have installed that client recently.


cant really understand what that means haha xd (i just followed random tutorials to build this, im just new to this)
I'll just be satisfied that the certificate has been renewed well

thanks for your support!

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You're welcome!

It is valid until 2024-01-08
See: SSL Server Test: (Powered by Qualys SSL Labs)

Cheers from Miami :beers:


It might also have been a temporary issue with Let's Encrypt. Caddy happily switches over to the next configured CA as mentioned at Automatic HTTPS — Caddy Documentation.


hey! kinda late but thanks for your answer!


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