I love Let’s Encrypt. It’s a simple tool which helps you automate process of renewing certificates, and for free!
It’s great if you’re using managed hosting and your provider takes care of this automation, but if you’re using a VPS like me, the process sometimes fails randomly. This happens mostly because certbot, the tool I use to automate this renewal process, is not updated and therefore doesn’t work.
It’s not a big deal if I am managing one or two domains, but it becomes an issue if I manage say 10, or 50 domains.
When you’re dealing with so many domains and their certificates, it gets difficult to keep a tab on them.
There’s no single place to glance when each of the certificate is expiring. The certificate seller sends reminders to your billing email, which no one checks.
In the end, yours or your client’s site shows the embarrassing “Insecure Connection” page when users visit it.
To keep on top of this issue, I’ve created a simple tool. Name of the tool is CertsMonitor.
This tool :-
- helps you keep a track of your certificates.
- Sends you reminders before they expire
- is super easy to use
The tools looks like this
Sign up for free at monitorcertificates.com.