AlmaLinux 8 and Nginx – Adding a Free SSL Certificate to your website with Lets Encrypt and Certbot

  • Step 1 – Install snapd:
[root@webserver ~]# dnf install snapd
  • Step 2 – Enable and start the snapd daemon
[user@webserver ~]# sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket
[user@webserver ~]# sudo systemctl start --now snapd.socket
  • Step 3 – Enable classic snap support
[user@webserver ~]# sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap
  • Step 4 – Install Certbot
[user@webserver ~]# sudo snap install --classic certbot 
  • Step 5 – Prepare the Certbot command
[user@webserver ~]# sudo ln -s /snap/bin/certbot/usr/bin/certbot
  • Step 6 – Get and install SSL certificates
[user@webserver ~]# sudo certbot --nginx
  • Congratulations! Once you choose your domains during the above install and refresh your page SSL should be active. This should get automatically renewed unless you change your configuration.

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