Unable to install letsencrypt SSL with nginx plugin: “The requested nginx plugin does not appear to be installed”

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Phil (anonymous) admin approved

When I run certbot --nginx I get the error:
“The requested nginx plugin does not appear to be installed”
I am running Ubuntu 16.04 and have the letsencrypt installed (with apt).

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In order to use Nginx plugin, you need to ensure you installed the certbot from the official Ubuntu PPA:
You could remove the letsencrypt package apt remove letsencrypt and install the certbot this way:

  • sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:certbot/certbot
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install certbot
  • sudo apt install python-certbot-nginx
  • After the last step, running certbot --nginxshould work as you expect it.

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