Notes about setting up HTTPS on websites using LetEncrypt and certbot

As a note to self, I added SSL/TLS certificates to a couple of websites using LetEncrypt. Here are a couple of notes about the process:

root> certbot --nginx

Then follow the prompts, mostly to choose domain names.

It looks like auto-renewal should work automatically as there is a /etc/cron.d/certbot entry, but verify that in about 80 days. You can also run this command to see information about the certificates:

root> certbot certificates

See this URL for information about updating, managing, and renewing certificates.

FWIW, all of that didn’t take long, less than an hour, maybe less than half an hour.