Attempting to swap on renewal from manual dns on api v.1 to http on api v.2


Wondering if there’s a pending request on Let’s encrypt server side of type dns blocking to switch to http as I’m seeing responses like:

response='{"identifier":{"type":"dns","value":""},"status":"pending","expires":"2018-04-30T13:51:22Z","challenges":[{"type":"dns-01","status":"pending","url":"<account id>","token":"<token value>"}],"wildcard": true}'

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My domain is:,

I ran this command:
# --version
# --renew -d -w /var/www/html/vhosts/gbmc3 -d ‘’ -w /var/www/html/vhosts/gbmc3 -d -w /var/www/html/vhosts/aasf -d '’ -w /var/www/html/vhosts/aasf --apache --debug 2 --log acme-gbmc.log

It produced this output:
[Wed Apr 25 12:46:39 CEST 2018] Error, can not get domain token entry *
[Wed Apr 25 12:46:39 CEST 2018] The supported validation types are: dns-01 , but you specified: http-01

My web server is (include version):
Server version: Apache/2.2.22 (Unix)

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version):
Old :slight_smile:
# uname -a
Linux 3.6.11-4.fc16.i686.PAE #1 SMP Tue Jan 8 21:18:14 UTC 2013 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
# cat /etc/redhat-release
Fedora release 16 (Verne)

My hosting provider, if applicable, is:
Self hosting

I can login to a root shell on my machine (yes or no, or I don’t know):

I’m using a control panel to manage my site (no, or provide the name and version of the control panel):


If you choose to issue a wildcard certificate, then you need to configure DNS validation via one of the providers in

This is because Let’s Encrypt requires DNS validation for wildcard certificates, HTTP/webroot validation is not sufficient.


Ok, only I got no dns providers available here, could I enter this manually in my zones and if so where do I find the keys & values to enter?

#4 will show you how to do that.


Hm what I’m trying to avoid by switching to webroot…


Indeed. Your trade-off is either to fix your DNS situation and have wildcards, or don’t use wildcard certificates and switch to webroot.


Thanks, failed to make webroot work with + <www.domain> as web server is configured to redirect all http traffic to https, so for now I’ll stick w/manual dns…


Depending on how and where you do the http to https redirection, you may be able to make an exception to allow http traffic through for the /.well-known/acme-challenge/ requests.


Thanks, that’s true :slight_smile:


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