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HTTPS Setup/Renewal on AWS

Renewing HTTPS Certs

Strange things while attempting to renew... 🤔

  • Attempted to run certbot-auto after ssh in
    • Performed update
    • Failed with Error: couldn't get currently installed version for /opt/
  • Removed installation directory in /opt/
  • Removed certbot-auto binary
  • Retreived newer version with wget and set permissions chmod a+x certbot-auto
  • Attempted to run sudo certbot-auto
    • Failed with FATAL error about Amazon being Expiremental
    • Reran with sudo certbot-auto --debug
      • Failed again with ImportError: No module named cryptography
      • installed missing modules with sudo /opt/ install cryptography interface zope.proxy zope.hookable

SUCCESS Updating certificates in /etc/letsencrypt/live/

Setting up HTTPS on AWS

  • SSH to Server
  • Download Certbot
    • wget
    • chmod a+x certbot-auto
  • Make sure Apache is configured correctly with domain in /etc/httpd/conf/http.conf
  • Run sudo ./certbot-auto --apache
    • Will have to answer some questions about which domains you want to secure

Should update /etc/httpd/conf/httpd-le-ssl.conf
Adds to <VirtualHost *:443>:

ServerName <host>
ServerAlias www.<host>

SSLCertificateFile /etc/letsencrypt/live/<host>/fullchain.pem
SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/letsencrypt/live/<host>/privkey.pem
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