How To Install Latest Version Of Certbot

August 2, 2017

The standard way of installing certbot might not have the latest version.

# standard certbox installation on lubuntu
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:certbot/certbot
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install certbot

I run the above command on Ubuntu 14.04 on 02 Aug 2017 and receive version 0.14.2 (26 May 2017), while latest version is 0.16.0 (06 Jul 2017).


Certbot-auto is a script which install Certbot, automatically obtaining depedencies and install in a python virtual environment. It updates to the latest client release automatically, and accept the same parameter as Certbot.

Install Certbot-auto at a suitable location

chmod a+x ./certbot-auto
./certbot-auto --help

Check Certbot-auto version. You will notice Certbot-auto and Certbot might have a different version. To use the latest version of Certbot, always use Certbot-auto.

./certbot-auto --version
# Output: certbot 0.16.0
certbox --version
# Output: certbot 0.14.2
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