Renewing Free SSL Certificate on your site: Let’s Encrypt’s Free SSL Certificate Renewal (Part II)

Today, I have renewed the Let’s Encrypt’s Free SSL Certificate which I have installed on my WordPress blog site (https://www.techcartnow.com/)  few months back.  In this article, I will share all the steps that I followed to renew that SSL Certificate.

Note: Part I is available here: Getting & Installing Free SSL Certificate on your site: Moving WordPress site to https using Let’s Encrypt’s Free SSL Certificate

A. Let’s Encrypt’s Free SSL Certificate Renewal

Step 1: Download Windows ACME Simple (WACS) – ACME client for Windows for use with Let’s Encrypt

Download link: win-acme.v1.9.10.1.zip

Step 2: Unzip & Run letsencrypt.exe (Run as Administrator): Press ‘R’ to renew scheduled SSL certificates.

Let's Encrypt's Free SSL Certificate Renewal

Output:

Let's Encrypt's Free SSL Certificate Renewal Complete

SSL Certificate is saved to C:\Users\KK\AppData\Roaming\letsencrypt-win-simple\httpsacme-v01.api.letsencrypt.org as mentioned in output.

Let’s Encrypt’s Free SSL Certificate Renewal Output

B. Installing the renewed free SSL Certificate

I am using Linux-based web hosting for my blog & used cPanel (control panel) for installing the SSL Certificate as explained below:

Step 1: Login to cPanel & click “SSL/TLS” under Security

cPanel SSL TLS

Step 2: Click “Manage SSL sites” on SSL/TLS Manager Page

Install and Manage SSL for your site (HTTPS)

Step 3: Under “Manage Installed SSL Websites” on Manage SSL Hosts Page, click on “Update Certificate”

Let’s Encrypt’s Free SSL Certificate Update

 

Install an SSL Website

Here:

Domain                                           : www.techcartnow.com
Certificate: (CRT)                        : www.techcartnow.com-crt.pem
Private Key (KEY)                        : www.techcartnow.com-key.pem
Certificate Authority Bundle : (CABUNDLE): ca-www.techcartnow.com-crt.pem

Note: Certificate, Private Key & Certificate Authority Bundle are available in the C:\Users\KK\AppData\Roaming\letsencrypt-win-simple\httpsacme-v01.api.letsencrypt.org directory.

After filling the details click “Install Certificate”.

Boom…SSL Certificate is renewed. You can verify by clicking on “Certificate Details”.

Let’s Encrypt’s Free SSL Certificate Updated Successfully

 

Kapil Khandelwal

Web Developer, Blogger, Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), DZone's Most Valuable Blogger (MVB)

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