Let's Encrypt Expiry notice - even though certbot is set to auto renew

May 2, 2019 307 views
Ubuntu 18.04 WordPress Let's Encrypt

Hi Everyone,
I am running on Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS with a One-Click WordPress Droplet.

Today I received the message that my Let’s Encrypt Certificate will expire soon and I need to update it. This is a bit confusing since certbot is set to auto renew

  • confirmed auto renew with success message ( sudo certbot renew –dry-run )
  • After “sudo certbot renew” I get the response: “Cert not yet due for renewal”

I don’t fully understand what’s happening. How can I confirm that my certificate doesn’t expire soon?

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Indeed as Matt said it is most likely the case. I would just recommend making sure that your cron runs twice a day and will renew any certificate that’s within thirty days of expiration.


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