Ubuntu 14.04 with Certbot version 0.17.0

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My domain is: campusmanitoba.ca

I ran this command:

It produced this output:

My web server is (include version): Apache 2.4

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): Ubuntu 14.04

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: Self Hosted VM

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

I’m using a control panel to manage my site: NO

The version of my client is (e.g. output of certbot --version or certbot-auto --version if you’re using Certbot): Cerbot version 0.17.0

Certbot is working and getting Certs
I received the email indicating i need to upgrade the ACMEV1 -> ACMEV2
What commands do I use to upgrade my client?


As Ubuntu 14.04 itself stopped receiving support and updates last April, it’s no longer supported by the Certbot project.

There aren’t any versions of Certbot available for Ubuntu 14.04 which support ACME v2. You would need to upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (or newer) to keep using Certbot.

Alternatively you can look into other clients like acme.sh, but you will need to re-do your configuration in that case.

Your current certificates will continue to renew until June 2021 (source), so if I were you, I would start slowly working on upgrading to a supported version of Ubuntu.


Thank you for the Reply. I wondered if this might be the case for Certbot 0.17.0 on Ubuntu 14.04.
If it comes down to it perhaps removing Certbot and issuing a traditional SSL certs in Apache might be an alternative as well.

Is removing default Certbot 0.17.0 an easy task?

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