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Joomla/cPanel Cron job on an SSL site - Akeeba Backup and Others --no-check-certificate



You are having problems settings cron job on a website where SSL is enabled. Here is a quick fix.

A normal cron job... specifically wget will get you the following error.

--2015-01-30 14:50:01--  http://www.yourwebsite.com/backupscript.php
Resolving www.yourwebsite.com...,
Connecting to www.yourwebsite.com||:443... connected.
ERROR: cannot verify www.yourwebsite.com’s certificate, issued by “/C=GB/ST=Greater Manchester/L=Salford/O=COMODO CA Limited/CN=COMODO RSA Extended Validation Secure Server CA” (the name here will vary based on your SSL provider):
Unable to locally verify the issuer’s authority.

Simply add ‘--no-check-certificate’ after the wget and before you URL and you are good to go.

Sample SSL command can be

/usr/bin/wget --no-check-certificate --max-redirect=10000 http://www.yourwebsite.com/backupscript.php

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