Certbot / Let's Encrypt on EEv4


Hey all,

Can we still use Certbot on EEv4? I’m still getting to grips with my understanding of how Docker works, but with Nginx running inside a container I guess it has to be done a little differently.

If you could point me to a tutorial I’d really appreciate it.


I think it is built in to 4 with the command

site update www.site.com --letsencrypt


The command you’re looking for is ee site update domain.com --ssl=le you can also add the --wildcard flag to that if you need a wildcard cert.

See this page for more info https://easyengine.io/commands/site/update

EE will automatically renew your certificates for you, but if you’re using wildcard certs there are extra steps you need to take (using Cloudflare DNS). See this page for more info on how to renew your normal certs and wildcard certs manually if you ever need to renew it yourself or if you’d like to renew certificates for all your sites in one go: https://easyengine.io/blog/easyengine-v4-0-10-released#ssl-renewal

I recommend reading through the Commands page to familiarise yourself with the new command structure in ee4, it’s very easy to get the hang of it :slight_smile: