Installation

The plugin is distributed in RPM form as part of a yum repository for CentOS 6 and 7.

Prerequisites

Please note: cPanel DNSONLY servers are currently NOT supported, please use our FleetSSL DNSONLY package instead.

Installation procedure

Install the licence file

Licence Type Instructions
Trial Users Trial users may ignore this step, as a 72-hour duration trial licence will be downloaded automatically for you.
Purchased Licence You will have received a licence file by email. Save your issued licence file as /etc/letsencrypt-cpanel.licence and chmod to 0400. If you received a file ending in .json, rename the file to letsencrypt-cpanel.licence.

If you are upgrading from a trial licence to a paid licence, save/overwrite the issued licence file as above. After installing a new licence file, you will need to restart the background service with the following command: service letsencrypt-cpanel restart

Yum repository

Add the letsencrypt package repository:

wget https://cpanel.fleetssl.com/static/letsencrypt.repo -O /etc/yum.repos.d/letsencrypt.repo

Installation

Next, install the plugin through yum via

yum -y install letsencrypt-cpanel

The repository will install the plugin to the system - this might take a minute.

Post-Installation

If there are no problems, you should be able to run a successful self-test immediately afterwards:

le-cp self-test
[SELF-TEST] Can read config ............ SUCCESS.
[SELF-TEST] Can connect to daemon and check licence ............ SUCCESS.
[SELF-TEST] Can connect to Lets Encrypt ............ SUCCESS.
[SELF-TEST] Can talk to WHM API ............ SUCCESS.
[SELF-TEST] Can talk to plugin RPC ............ SUCCESS.

Testing the installation

Now that the installation is complete, you should be able to login to any cPanel server on that server, and see the “Let’s Encrypt™ SSL” icon on the home screen.

You should be able to immediately issue certificates, provided that the domain actually points to the server.