our Let’s Encrypt expired this morning and the website is showing error note (not private)
please advise how i can renew it again, i made some searches here but i couldn’t understand anything.
And i found the reason that we blocked the HTTP connection this is why, so please help.
we use digital ocean
Unblock HTTP and rebuild, shutting down :80 isn’t supported. It’s used to verify the request for the certificate and once the certificate is issued it’s responsible for redirecting users to HTTPS. NGINX listens on both ports, so shutting :80 down doesn’t make the machine more secure.
You can’t issue a certificate via Let’s Encrypt with port 80 blocked.
It should be noted that if you don’t block the port the certificate will be automatically renewed, instead of expiring like it did this time around.
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