Overview

This support article describes how to reissue and enable a Lets Encrypt SSL (HTTPS) for your Website. Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated Certificate Authority (CA) which allows the rapid installation of SSL certificates. The latest Plesk Lets Encrypt extension provides this as an easy option for you to use.

Instructions

  1. Navigate to your Plesk Hosting subscription
  2. Ensure you are in the Website & Domains seciton:
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  3. Under Security, click “SSL/TLS Certificates“.
    The current state of your SSL Certificate will be displayed underneath:
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  4. Click “Reissue Certificate”
    plesk obsidian – how to reissue your free let’s encrypt ssl certificate
  1. Let’s Encrypt offers two ways to secure your site, first is a Wildcard Certificate, and the second is a Domain Validated Certificate. Here’s how to choose between the two:
Domain ValidatedWildcard
SecuresThe domain itself and the www subdomainThe domain and all subdomains (including www and mail)
Access requiredWebsite is with ConetixWebsite is with Conetix
DNS is with Conetix
Best WhenJust the website is with ConetixAll services (DNS, mail and website) are with Conetix
Domain Validated Certificate vs Wildcard Certificate
  1. The options that are to be selected to secure a website with a Domain Validated Certificate
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  2. The options that are to be selected to secure a website with a Wildcard Certificate
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The Let’s Encrypt certificate will automatically renew/reissue 30 days before the 3-month expiry.

Note

You will need to close your browser and re-open it again to force it to load the new certificate.

Warning

If you have moved your website away from Conetix old certificates will still attempt to renew which may result in alerts via email. Please take a look at our collection of SSL support articles to help resolve your SSL issues https://conetix.com.au/support-categories/ssl/

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