Someone so nice to help me renew my Lets Encrypt certificate?

July 14, 2017 45.9k views
WordPress Let's Encrypt Ubuntu 16.04

I have not logged in my droplet for a while. I use Putty to log in.

Thanks a lot!!

8 Answers

Hi @Areku

Just log in to your server and run this command (and then restart your web server):

sudo certbot renew

But you might want to setup auto-renewal, so you don’t have to think about it:

by Mitchell Anicas
In this tutorial, we will show you how to use Let's Encrypt to obtain a free SSL certificate and use it with Nginx on Ubuntu 16.04. We will also show you how to automatically renew your SSL certificate. If you're running a different web server, simply follow your web server's documentation to learn how to use the certificate with your setup.

certbot renew –force-renewal

I used this as a guide to setup my self-signed cert for a subdomain. Everything worked and seemed to be fine but my cert expired and the auto-renewal did not happen, I did run sudo certbot renew --dry-run and got no errors.

Why did the auto renew not take place after 30 days?

  • I had the same problem. Certbot has been configured to autorenew and yet the certificate expired a few days back. Even if I try to renew it manually, it says that the certs are not due for renewal.



I did sudo certbot renew and it gave command not found.

I have two domais in my droplet… certificate is ok and certificate not ok


I did sudo letsencrypt renew and it gave back ‘unauthorized’ for

  • @Areku

    It’s free certificates, so it really does not matter that much. Just create new certificates.

    You should follow the guide and create certificates for every domain you have.



My two certs are now apt for automatic renewal. Thank you!

I’m getting an error with sudo letsencrypt renew

WARNING:letsencrypt.cli:Attempting to renew cert from /etc/letsencrypt/renewal/ produced an unexpected error: ‘server’. Skipping.
All renewal attempts failed. The following certs could not be renewed:
/etc/letsencrypt/live/ (failure)
1 renew failure(s), 0 parse failure(s)

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