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Let’s Encrypt Cert & Nginx (Using a Web Proxy) on Centos 6.x

Let's Encrypt Cert & Nginx (Using a Web Proxy) on Centos 6.x

This was done on Centos 6 where prebuilt ‘certbot’ packages are not available. On Centos 7, install ‘certbot’ from the EPEL repo.

cd ~root;
mkdir certbot;
wget https://dl.eff.org/certbot-auto;
chmod 755 certbot-auto;
./certbot-auto;

This installs packages, including gcc, which you may want to uninstall as it’s bad practice to have compilers on a external facing (public) Web server.

On my server I have a different configuration file for each server we’re proxying for. These are in /etc/nginx/conf.d/ and using a naming convention of:

domainname.domain.conf

For example, example.com would be:

example.com.conf

Edit your config file and add this after location / { … } :

location /.well-known {
alias /tmp/static/.well-known;
}

Then:

mkdir /tmp/static/;

Run certbot:

./certbot-auto certonly

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