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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:30 am 
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Small linodes with low memory may have trouble running the python client for Let's Encrypt.

I found a rather impressive client, fully written as a bash script, which has a very low memory footprint and runs beautifully on linode servers. I'm not the author, but I think others may find it useful, you can get it from:

I've been using it for quite some time over the python client and I'm very happy, it is very nicely coded and has active support from the developer. Here is how I've set it up:

- download under /root/letsencrypt
- create the directory /etc/pki/letsencrypt
- create the file /etc/pki/letsencrypt/domains.txt
- add all my domains/subdomains/aliases into the domains.txt file
- modify the file to point BASEDIR to /etc/pki/letsencrypt
- modify the file to point CONTACT_EMAIL to an email address
- modify the file to point WELLKNOWN to a publicly accessible web directory (port 80 only!)
- run /root/letsencrypt/ --cron --config /root/letsencrypt/

You may then symlink the certificates from /etc/pki/letsencrypt/certs/ to /etc/pki/tls/ (certs & private)

Warning: My comments are given without warranty, if your dog explodes, tough luck :)

PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:45 am 
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Looks like more simple compared to the python script. Thanks for sharing it :)

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