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Let's Encrypt just released their open beta, which is great.

I'm using Nginx as a webserver and I know that Let's Encrypt so far only supports Nginx via plugin.

Now the problem is this: I'm not quite sure how I should install and use that plugin.

I've been trying to run it with this command, referred from their documentation :

./letsencrypt-auto certonly --standalone -d example.com -d www.example.com

And changed --standalone to nginx ofc

No matter how I've tried, the result answer is always the same:

$ The requested nginx plugin does not appear to be installed

Any ideas how to make nginx and Let's Encrypt work together?

Cheers!

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    As the README told you, the plugin doesn't work and is disabled. – Michael Hampton Dec 4 '15 at 21:38
  • See these instructions for nginx: wjd.io/lets-encrypt-beta (I would have added this as answer, but as everything gets downvoted here, I refrain from doing so) – simon Dec 5 '15 at 18:32
  • @simon Answeres rarely get downvoted as they cost people UIPs. The link you provide is currently 503. – Iain Dec 6 '15 at 18:04
  • "The link you provide is currently 503" -- nicely demonstrating why we don't like link-only answers... – womble Dec 9 '15 at 5:03
  • Can't you just use 'webroot' or 'manual' for nginx? Or one of the other ACME clients? – Zoredache Dec 10 '15 at 23:58
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Time passes and it seems that now

letsencrypt-auto certonly --standalone

now works as expected


The README.rst supplied as part of the git repo you reference in your question has this to say

  • nginx/0.8.48+ (highly experimental, not included in letsencrypt-auto)

Erm ... that's it.

Iain's reading manuals as a service (RMAAS) at your erm ... service

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    Yeah...erm...to me it seems to say that nginx is not supported for lets encrypt auto. Also, "highly experimental" != not working. Thanks anyway. – Shamppi Dec 6 '15 at 16:15
  • We're not mind readers, this is the answer to the question you asked. – Iain Dec 6 '15 at 17:24
  • @Shamppi is right. "Highly experimental" is not the same as "doesn't work". No need to be obnoxious. – Reid Jan 1 '16 at 22:30
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This is how I installed the nginx plugin on a CentOS 6 machine after installing python 2.7.

# ~/.local/share/letsencrypt/bin/pip install -U letsencrypt-nginx
# ./letsencrypt-auto plugins  | grep '^*'
* apache
* nginx
* standalone
* webroot
#
  • Thanks @vikas027, the exact same command works on Ubuntu 14.04 x64 – James Wong Jun 4 '16 at 10:40
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I was trying to create let'sencrypt certificate using certbot for my sub-domain and had following issue. Command :

ubuntu@localhost:~$ certbot --nginx -d my_subdomain.website.com

Issue :

The requested nginx plugin does not appear to be installed

Solution:

ubuntu@localhost:~$ sudo apt-get install python-certbot-nginx

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