I installed letsencrypt cetificate but which steps do I need to take to renew it when it expires?

February 15, 2017 1.3k views
Let's Encrypt Ubuntu 16.04

I followed this fantastic tutorial and got my domain running under https succesfully.

But when the certificate expires in may, what do i need to do?

Do I just need to run the following command to renew it and all the configuration i did already is still valid:

sudo letsencrypt certonly -a webroot –webroot-path=/var/www/html -d example.com -d www.example.com

Or do I need to go through the rest of the steps?

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As mentioned by @kirinlin – inside the guide above, using sudo letsencrypt renew would be the way to go when it come to renewing all certificates, whether you have one or multiple.

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