Slight Service Interruption

Sorry about the service interruption over the past few days. As you could probably see, my certificates expired and due to my security configuration you could not connect.

I use Let's Encrypt to get a SSL certificate for this site and was previously relying on the simp_le client in order to get certificates. It was more lightweight on required packages than the official certbot. Unfortunately, the implementation of simp_le was not updated to support a recent change and my certificates were failing to be renewed. Now that I'm home, I switched over to the official certbot client. Coupled with a handy cronjob, I shouldn't have to worry about this again.

Lessons learned:

  • Debug logs are not useful if you don't look at them
  • Using unofficial clients is at your own peril