getting rid of "warning - expired cert" message

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#1 Wed, 03/14/2018 - 12:49

getting rid of "warning - expired cert" message

hello -

i have switched over to using 'letsEncrypt' but i am using it from the command line (yes old school stuff)

a website previously had been using Comodo that was installed using VM, and now i am seeing this message:

SSL Certificate Warning
Some virtual servers' SSL certifcates have expired :

i know the cert are properly installed, since i went in and manually edited the httpd.conf file to look like this:

SSLCertificateFile /etc/letsencrypt/live/
SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/letsencrypt/live/
SSLCACertificateFile /etc/letsencrypt/live/

and i verified it here:
my question: how to i tell virtualmin at this point that i will be manually maintaining the certifications? virtualmin still thinks the certs are at:

SSL certificate file /home/
SSL private key file /home/

thank you very much.

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 17:29
tpnsolutions's picture


It's likely a simple matter of "refreshing" Virtualmin as by default Virtualmin may cache certain details about things. Typically, even when you install your own SSL certificate, you should be doing it through the GUI to ensure all the appropriate settings and such are changed correctly.

If you'd like, we can have a private conversation on Skype, where I can test your certificate installation and see about diagnosing why Virtualmin is complaining. Drop me a line if you'd like to setup a day and time.

Best Regards,
Peter Knowles | TPN Solutions
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Wed, 04/04/2018 - 17:50

Re: It's likely a simple matter of "refreshing" Virtualmin

No, because I think VM expects the certs to be within the virtual servers "directory". The CA path in VM is fine.

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