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Setup HTTPS with letsencrypt for a new server

The following does NOT need to connect the server, which is another way, where the server provides a secret via http, and the letsencrypt server checks it. But the drawback of that is that you need to run the webserver and later reconfigure it, since this is only needed for the initial cert afaik. So I went the other way. Will see how the renewal works, but I think it should work.

The way below is the --standalone way, where this http config is not needed on your webserver. It's the shortest and quickest way to get a cert and make you domain https.

To create the certs:

In docker-compose.yml

I am using the following setup to renew the certs automatically:

    image: certbot/certbot
    container_name: certbot
      - /etc/letsencrypt/my.domain:/etc/letsencrypt
    entrypoint: '/bin/sh -c "trap exit TERM; while :; do certbot renew; sleep 12h & wait $${!}; done;"'

and besides that you also will need a webserver that uses this cert.