issue, cert date invalid, but no errors from letsencrypt

Chris Gordon chris at
Sun Mar 7 19:48:21 UTC 2021

> On Mar 7, 2021, at 11:48 AM, David Mehler <dave.mehler at> wrote:
> Hello,
> Thanks for your reply. I did repeatedly restart the web server.
> I've also looked at the file creation date they're the new certs
> issued yesterday, but checking them with openssl shows as I said the
> not after november 2020 date.
> Suggestions welcome.
> Thanks.
> Dave.

I just moved from certbot to, but a couple of thoughts:

- Did you run --install-cert after the first issue?  I didn't find it as obviously documented as maybe I had hoped, but this (AFIAK) sets up everything so that the --cron option will put the renewed certs in the right place and reload/restart things to catch the new certs (--reloadcmd).  
- I just ran --cron --force and I did get an updated cert with an updated "Not Before" date.
- What is in /var/log/  Have you increased the debug level?


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