How to manually renew a Let's Encrypt certificate in Plesk?

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    Sid B

    This answer is no longer valid. Current versions of Obsidian load the Letsit extension that does NOT have a “renew” button. The extension has a different dialog, with a “reissue” certificate button, which uses the same acme challenge test string as you had originally, and has a second step where you have to do a “reload”.

    it’s not quite as simple as it used to be. There is also some issue with the autorenew cron task - it runs without giving errors, but it doesn’t actually renew your certifications, so be aware you will be doing a lot of renewals. :)

     

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    Francisco Garcia

    Hi Sid B,

    Effectively, there's a new extension named SSLit which replaces this one, so a new method should be used but it's not quite different as there's a button to Renew certificate on the top-right at the screen:

    Plesk > Domains > example.com > SSL/TLS Certificate for example.com > Reissue Certificate

    Then the screenshot from this article applies as it's needed to enter the email and select some checkboxes to "Get it free".

    If you have issues renewing the cert, please open a support request so we can investigate it.

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    Sid B

    I understand, but my point was that now, with SSLit the interface IS different:  the button does NOT say 'renew' anymore - it says 'reissue', AND adds  a second dialog, where it asks you to do a 'reload' as well. It just does not work as simply as it did before. And it does NOT look like the screen shot anymore, at least not with any version of Plesk above ver 17.0

    The end result is the same, but it is definitely more convoluted and confusing to those used to the former approach this post explains. :)

     

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    Francisco Garcia

    Hi Sid B,

    Then, that would be matter for another article, as it's a different extension and the workflow is different.

    This article is for using the Let's Encrypt extension, not SSLit! :)

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    Henry C. Lavau

    Of course, if your certificate has expired, before renewing,

    1. unable HTTPS to allow Let's encrypt to access the .well-known/acme-challenge file, and
    2. re-enable HTTPS once done.
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