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The title says it all really. Is it possible to use letsencrypt with Webfaction? Can everything be accomplished by a user or do we need some admin actions? Is there a howto out there that I haven't seen yet?

asked 14 Jan '16, 11:00

danielquinn
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answered 14 Jan '16, 15:14

bmeyer71 ♦♦
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They (WebFaction) still say they can install certs manually. I think @danielquinn was asking how we could use Let's Encrypt to generate our cert and if there was anything else we needed to do to get it installed.

(16 Jan '16, 21:13) mikemand

I think you can follow the directions on their "How It Works" page to get the binary, and then run the following command:

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

Changing example.com and www.example.com to your domains, of course. After that, you should have four .pem files:

cert.pem
chain.pem
fullchain.pem
privkey.pem

I do not know which combination of these files WebFaction will need, but I do know the fullchain.pem file is a combination of the cert.pem and chain.pem files.

In case their page changes between the time I loaded it, and the time anyone else is reading this message, here are the steps they have for getting a copy of the binary:

$ git clone https://github.com/letsencrypt/letsencrypt
$ cd letsencrypt
$ ./letsencrypt-auto --help
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answered 16 Jan '16, 21:18

mikemand
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edited 16 Jan '16, 21:29

I finally got time to test this, and found out that their binary tries to use sudo. So this method wont work for us, but if WebFaction can add something to the control panel that would be amazing!

(31 Jan '16, 21:39) mikemand
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