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How can I install a Let's Encrypt SSL certificate

Hi you all,

I’m new to Digital Ocean and am experiencing the benefits as well as some unknown things.

This is my problem: On our cloud we want to install a Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate. When trying to add a New Certificate I get this message:

“One or more DigitalOcean Name Server not found for domain”

and a certificate is not added.

I am not experienced with name servers, so what to do now?

Background info:

  • Our domain is registred at XXX with in the DNS A-record pointing to Digital Ocean.
  • Our website is hosting elsewhere, not @Digital Ocean.
  • I have searched the community but did not find an answer

Thanks for any help.

E.


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Hi @isimedianl,

What I could suggest in this case is just using certbot to issue and install your Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate.

If you are using Apache as your web server, you could follow this step by step tutorial here on how to do that:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-secure-apache-with-let-s-encrypt-on-ubuntu-18-04

If you are using Nginx, you could follow the steps here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-secure-nginx-with-let-s-encrypt-on-ubuntu-18-04

Hope that this helps! Regards, Bobby