How do I remove a custom LetsEncrypt Installation
Running nginx, I followed this guide to install letsencrypt: https://www.linode.com/docs/security/ssl/install-lets-encrypt-to-create-ssl-certificates/
I mistakenly skipped the intro (my bad :() and thought this was the best practice installation.
Only afterwards did I find out that certbot is preferred.
I know find myself with an nginx server, not automatically configured for letsencrypt.
My issue is that, as a complete and utter newcomer to system administration and VPS, I'd rather just remove letsencrypt and re-install via certbot than manually configure nginx to work via HTTPS and HTTPS only and everything else.
I already removed the auto-maintain and auto-renewal; deleted the cron jobs.
I'd really appreciate it if someone can help me to completely uninstall and clean up this letsencrypt installation so I can later redo it via certbot.
Thanks so much!
If you're sure that you don't need Git anymore, you can remove it completely:
On Debian (and derivatives):
$ sudo apt-get purge git
Or, on CentOS:
$ sudo yum remove git
Next, you can completely remove the
/opt/letsencrypt directory (the directory that you downloaded the LetsEncrypt repository to).
$ sudo rm -rf /opt/letsencrypt
If you actually generated a Certificate using the instructions in the guide, then you'll also want to remove this following directory:
(If you already installed Certbot, this will also remove any certificates generated by that tool, and it could possibly break your Nginx/Apache configurations)
$ rm -rf /etc/letsencrypt
(I know you've already done this, but just for the sake of it…)
If you added the Cron entry to your cron table, then you'll also need to remove that line. You can open the cron table with this command:
$ sudo crontab -e
Then, you'll just want to remove the following line:
0 0 1 * * /opt/letsencrypt/letsencrypt-auto renew
That should do it.