SSL certificate install gone wrong

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Hello, I was following this guide for installing SSL certificate https://lightsail.aws.amazon.com/ls/docs/en_us/articles/amazon-lightsail-using-lets-encrypt-certificates-with-wordpress

Everything seemed to be going well until step 7, I tried to restart the bitnami services using the command instructed and I got the following message "Job for bitnami.service failed because the control process exited with error code. See "systemctl status bitnami.service" and "journalctl -xe" for details."

I'm not technical and I have no idea what this means. My site cannot be reached now, I tried to reboot my lightsail instance but that didn't do anything. At this point, I just want my site back and I'll just pay for a plugin that does the install for me!

Any help in getting my site back would be much appreacated.

Dan
asked 2 years ago1768 views
3 Answers
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There is a bug in this article. In Step 7.5 for both Approach A and B, the text says DOMAIN

sudo ln -sf /opt/bitnami/letsencrypt/certificates/DOMAIN.key /opt/bitnami/apache2/conf/bitnami/certs/server.key

It should be $DOMAIN

sudo ln -sf /opt/bitnami/letsencrypt/certificates/$DOMAIN.key /opt/bitnami/apache2/conf/bitnami/certs/server.key

So wherever you see DOMAIN.key and DOMAIN.cert , change to $DOMAIN.key and $DOMAIN.cert . Do it for all the commands under Approach A and Approach B (but following only the section relevant for you).

Once done, run

sudo /opt/bitnami/ctlscript.sh start

Alexa
answered 2 years ago
  • Thanks! So what step should I restart the tutorial from? Step 2?

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Hi, Also struggling with this. I have followed the advice above and restarted the process from step 3 but still, the following shows:

bitnami@ip-172-26-12-111:~$ sudo mv /opt/bitnami/apache2/conf/bitnami/certs/server.crt /opt/bitnami/ap
ache2/conf/bitnami/certs/server.crt.old
bitnami@ip-172-26-12-111:~$ sudo mv /opt/bitnami/apache2/conf/bitnami/certs/server.key /opt/bitnami/ap
ache2/conf/bitnami/certs/server.key.old
bitnami@ip-172-26-12-111:~$ sudo ln -sf /opt/bitnami/letsencrypt/certificates/$DOMAIN.key /opt/bitnami
/apache2/conf/bitnami/certs/server.key
bitnami@ip-172-26-12-111:~$ sudo ln -sf /opt/bitnami/letsencrypt/certificates/$DOMAIN.crt /opt/bitnami
/apache2/conf/bitnami/certs/server.crt
bitnami@ip-172-26-12-111:~$ sudo /opt/bitnami/ctlscript.sh start
Starting services..
Job for bitnami.service failed because the control process exited with error code.
See "systemctl status bitnami.service" and "journalctl -xe" for details.
bitnami@ip-172-26-12-111:~$ ``

Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks, Jack

answered 2 years ago
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Is there another error where it refers to /certificates/ rather than /certs/?

I spotted a note, however, skipping this, which I had not done before did not help.

**Note **Step 5 applies only to instances that use the Ubuntu Linux distribution. Skip this step if your instance uses the Debian Linux distribution.

answered 2 years ago

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