Will my certificate Auto Renew?


How can I tell if our certificate will auto-renew? It was set up on the site by a previous developer. I see expiration is 31-Mar-2019 (Issued Dec-2019). How can I check to make sure it will auto-renew?



It depends on what software you’re using, how it’s configured, and whether it’s still working.

It’s typical to start trying to renew certificates 30 days before they expire – since it’s 15 March, that suggests it will probably not renew, either because it’s not configured to, or because something went wrong. :slightly_frowning_face:

Or it could just have an unusual configuration that will renew it next week or something.

Please fill out the fields below so we can help you better. Note: you must provide your domain name to get help. Domain names for issued certificates are all made public in Certificate Transparency logs (e.g. https://crt.sh/?q=example.com), so withholding your domain name here does not increase secrecy, but only makes it harder for us to provide help.

My domain is:

I ran this command:

It produced this output:

My web server is (include version):

The operating system my web server runs on 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):

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


Thanks… it now looks like it actually did auto on the 16th, the day after I posted the question. I didn’t realize this was a web server driven process… I thought the CA did the renewal automatically. I guess I had that backwards.