Install Manual - Let's Encrypt

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by andyschmid, Mar 2, 2022.

  1. andyschmid

    andyschmid New Member

    I am installing ISPConfig 3 on a Ubuntu 20.04 server. In order to do this correct I purchased the Installation Manual for ISP Config.
    Chapter 3.1.1 HVVM and Let's Encrypt
    The instructions to install Let's Encrypt advise to:
    mkdir /opt/certbot
    cd /opt/certbot
    This doesn't work as it gives an 404 error that the page is not found.
    It's a bit disappointing to pay for an installation manual and then already on the first steps you run into to problems that the installation procedures described do not work. According to the certbot site this seems to be done now via snap install. But then the snap install is linked into /usr/bin/certbot and not /opt/certbot/certbot.
    Question: If I use the available snap install will ISPConfig work with certbot in /usr/bin or do I need to link it into /opt/certbot?
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    The snap installation will work.

    The ISPConfig manual is a user manual, that shows how to use ISPConfig. It does not contain installation instructions for all supported Linux Distributions. the Installation instructions are all listed on E.g. the current ones for ubuntu 20.04 are:

    Certbot is not used in recent ISPConfig installations anymore, it has been replaced by Certbot should only used for new installations in case you want to migrate an old installation that already uses certbot to that server.
  3. andyschmid

    andyschmid New Member

    @till thank you for your reply explanation, appreciate it. I actually used that method you referenced for my first trial setup of ISPConfig. Now I wanted to use this in production and hence I bought the manual to make sure I am not missing anything but that has been rather disappointing.

    Just FYI the "user manual" contains about 80 pages (chapter 3) about installation out of the total 418 pages which is apparently outdated.

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