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by Rookie

Got this message from LE today:

Your certificate (or certificates) for the names listed below will expire in 19 days (on 19 Feb 19 01:23 +0000). Please make sure to renew your certificate before then, or visitors to your website will encounter errors.

We recommend renewing certificates automatically when they have a third of their total lifetime left. For Let's Encrypt's current 90-day certificates, that means renewing 30 days before expiration. See https://letsencrypt.org/docs/integration-guide/ for details.

I have two questions about this:

1) When should certificates be renewing themselves? I haven't seen anything about the timing of when the renewals attempt to process so I'm unsure if I should be concerned about this or if a renewal attempt is yet to come.

2) If there is an issue with renewal, how do I correct it? Turn SSL off and back on? Or is there some way to force a renewal request?

This cert includes a wildcard domain on it in case that makes any difference.

Thanks for any assistance or info you can provide!

1 Answer

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by Expert

First of all, try renewing your certs manually:

sudo certbot renew --post-hook "service nginx restart"

You should see a message with "successful".

Now, this is very weird because Webinoly have a redundant process to prevent these issues. Certboot (Let's Encrypt) have an automatic renew process that runs several times a day in your server. Also, as double check, Webinoly runs the renew command once a week and sends an email to the account you have registered the first time you created a cert.

Definitely, something is not working fine in your server, it's almost impossible that both redundant renewing process are failing.

Check the Webinoly renew cron job: sudo crontab -e


by Rookie
Thanks for the reply. I hadn't gotten a chance to try this again until today, and the above didn't work.

Looks like my issue is related to https://webinoly.com/support/906/problem-renewing-wildcard-ssl

Looking forward to that update
by Expert
Ok. The wildcard issue will be fixed until the next major update.

Did you tried manually renewing as is suggested in the other post? Did it worked?
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