How do i recover my domain.crt and domain.key from my deleted ubuntu droplet

I erroneouslly deleted my ubuntu-s-1vcpu-1gb-amd-fra1-01 from my droplet and i used the deleted droplet to generate domain.crt and domain.key earlier and to add the two files mentioned above to my file path. Now the ubuntu is deleted from my project and i created a new one. i want to finalize everything by adding the ssl certificate already approved to my domain managed on digital ocean. now i want to add the .crt and .key files generated earlier back to my project and finalize the ssl linking to my website.

i have no idea and am very confused on this. someone should help me please

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Bobby Iliev
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March 18, 2022


If you do not have a backup of your server, I could suggest two things:

  • You can get a free new Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate by following the steps here:

  • Alternatively, if the certificate that you are trying to recover was a purchased certificate from an SSL certificate provider, you could reach out to them and ask them to regenerate the certificate files for you.

Hope that this helps!



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March 18, 2022

Hey @udunanka,

Why don’t you generate a new certificate on your new Droplet, it shouldn’t be hard and impossible? You can even use Let’s Encrypt/certbot to issue it and configure it in one step.

Regarding the old droplet, if you don’t have a snapshot to restore it from, your best bet would be contacting DigitalOcean’s support and asking them if they have a backup of the said droplet.

Hope that helps! - KFSys.