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- MemberAugust 22, 2020 at 1:27 pm
Is this correct way to set cron for renewal of Let’s Encrypt cert in Apache2 ? I use Ubuntu 16.04.
@monthly letsencrypt renew && service apache2 reload
- MemberAugust 22, 2020 at 1:59 pm
This script should run at least weekly, and preferably daily. Remember that certs don’t get renewed unless they are near to expiration, and monthly would cause your existing certs to occasionally be expired already before they get renewed.
The name of the program is
certbot, which was renamed from
letsencrypt. If you are still using
letsencrypt, you need to update to the current version.
Aside from those issues, it’s about the same as my cron jobs.
43 6 * * * certbot renew --post-hook "systemctl reload nginx"
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