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    Certbot vs Dehydrated?

    I switched my site to run with Let's Encrypt but I don't like Certbot because it needs root to run, especially if it's technically not needed. I research around and I am looking for alternatives to Certbot. I want to have one run as an unprivileged user. I heard about Dehydrated but I don't have any experience with it. Anyone else used Dehydrated or anything else? How was your experience?

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    Never tried Dehydrated but I used Certbot and it works pretty good with Let's Encrypt.
    I used Let's Encrypt for my sites but now I am moving to free Cloudflare SSL because it is easy to install and I don't worry about renewing SSL certs for my sites like using Let's Encrypt.

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    Why is it a problem to use root access ? And You can use certbot with sudo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VirtuBox View Post
    Why is it a problem to use root access ? And You can use certbot with sudo.
    It can be many risks if I use root account to install or configure somethings on my server, if I made it failed, all my websites can be down. That's why I want to use what is more easier to install and configure. Especially it can do on a hosting panel account, and just affect to an account on my hosting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxoq View Post
    It can be many risks if I use root account to install or configure somethings on my server, if I made it failed, all my websites can be down. That's why I want to use what is more easier to install and configure. Especially it can do on a hosting panel account, and just affect to an account on my hosting.
    As soon as you need to edit web server configuration or to install a package, you need root permissions.
    And it's not because you are not using root than you can't fail and make your website down.

    With Apache, certbot automatically configure your vhosts with the SSL certificate, it's pretty hard to fail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VirtuBox View Post
    With Apache, certbot automatically configure your vhosts with the SSL certificate, it's pretty hard to fail.
    I am using Apache and cPanel, I don't know I can use certbot with lets encrypt for a specific user account?

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