Is there an easier way to automate the installation of domain-validated SSL certificates on the domains of users for services like Apache and Dovecot? There is. Thanks to the Let’s Encrypt™ plugin that has almost all webmasters and owners praise and recommend nowadays.
Aside from this primary feature of the plugin, here are some other details you need to know about this plugin that will make your cPanel experience even better.
Preventing Rate and Domain Limits
When you install Let’s Encrypt, there are some limitations you need to know about. For instance, the plugin has a limitation when it comes to how many certificates it can issue per day and per IP address. It also limits the number of certificates that one can have for a particular domain, and several other factors.
Fortunately, the services makes use of an algorithm designed to sort domains and their subdomains. It does this in order to prevent the limitations set on rates and domains.
Checking and Monitoring of Log Files
In the Let’s Encrypt plugin, a section there named “AutoSSL Logs” serves as the interface where you can check the logs of the service. With this interface, you can check and monitor the all activities it has completed or failed to complete.
The two-step way of displaying the log files include the following:
You can also manually perform this task, as your system saves them in two different formats: text and JSON. Just locate this directory: var/cpanel/logs/autossl/.
Limiting the Plugin’s Features
If you do not want to enable the feature for all cPanel accounts, we recommend that you remove the Automatically Provision Let’s Encrypt Certificates (autossl) feature from the default list and add it to a package or packages for customers that you wish to have the feature.
To manage the feature for a customer or customers in cPanel & WHM version 56, perform the following steps: