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Certbot: The requested nginx plugin does not appear to be installed

Jan 19, 2023 · 1 min read · Post a comment

It’s been a while since I needed to manually generate a Let’s Encrypt certificate. And God bless Certbot. However, it took no time to stumble upon a problem. So, today’s week issue is: The requested Nginx plugin does not appear to be installed.


  • Nginx
  • Certbot


The basic Ubuntu solution:

sudo apt-get install -y python3-certbot-nginx

Fedora / CentOS 8:

sudo dnf install -y python3-certbot-nginx

CentOS 6 / 7:

sudo yum install -y python3-certbot-nginx

Note: In case python3-certbot-nginx doesn’t work, try replacing it with python-certbot-nginx.


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