I installed certbot under FreeBSD 10 and 11 and got following message:

In order to automatically renew the certificates, add this line to
/etc/periodic.conf: weekly_certbot_enable=“YES”

Does that mean I will not need a cronjob?
Or what is triggered by weekly_certbot_enable=“YES”

Thanks in advance

That seems to be the case indeed.

The FreeBSD binary package installs (among others) the file /usr/local/etc/periodic/weekly/500.certbot. In this file, it states:

# Automatically renew Let’s Encrypt certificates each week

It also mentions the variable weekly_certbot_enable.

The script seems to take care of renewals.

Thanks for your explaination!

In FreeBSD 11.3 I can find the
I find /usr/local/etc/periodic/weekly/

In FreeBSD 10.4 it obviously is not installed there.

Kind regards

Even so, if the package for FreeBSD mentions the text you quoted about weekly_certbot_enable like you said, I’m pretty sure the package also makes sure something is done with that variable. Perhaps in another directory, I don’t know.

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