Renewing (an expired?) Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate with Easy Engine

The routine is expected to be as follows:

Right? Well, yes, if your environment is up-to-date.  Result of the last command should be like:

Renewing SSl cert for
Reload : nginx [OK]
SUCCESS: Certificate was successfully renewed For
Your cert will expire within 89 days.
Expiration DATE: Tue Sep 12 08:23:00 UTC 2017

You might come up to this problem, though:

Renewing SSl cert for
ERROR : Cannot RENEW SSL cert !
Your current cert already EXPIRED !
Check logs for reason tail /var/log/ee/ee.log & Try Again!!!

Let’s have a look at the logs then! Do you find there a line, stating like setuptools pkg_resources pip wheel failed with error code 1 ?

If so, then here is what you have to try:

  1. Check if this solved the issues. Some people were happy to find it as a sole solution of the problem:
  2. If that didn’t help, maybe this:
  3. Here comes the long shot (which helped me personally):

Running the command for renewing the certificate should work just fine this time.

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