Auto renewal of certificates failed


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My domain is:

I ran this command: certbot renew

It produced this output:
Saving debug log to /var/log/letsencrypt/letsencrypt.log

Processing /etc/letsencrypt/renewal/

Cert is due for renewal, auto-renewing…

Plugins selected: Authenticator standalone, Installer None

Starting new HTTPS connection (1):

Attempting to renew cert ( from /etc/letsencrypt/renewal/ produced an unexpected error: urn:acme:error:serverInternal :: The server experienced an internal error :: The service is down for maintenance or had an internal error. Check for more details… Skipping.

All renewal attempts failed. The following certs could not be renewed:

/etc/letsencrypt/live/ (failure)

All renewal attempts failed. The following certs could not be renewed:

/etc/letsencrypt/live/ (failure)

1 renew failure(s), 0 parse failure(s)

My web server is (include version): nodejs 8.11.1

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): CentOS Linux release 7.5.1804 (Core)

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: NA

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

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


Hi @devendra

if you have such an error: Wait one or two hours, try it again.

But: You have one certificate created today:;include_subdomains:false;

Oh - I see, you have already a new certificate:

So it looks ok :wink:



I waited and tried again and it worked! Thank you!

Kind Regards,
Devendra Phadke


You may have been renewing right when Let’s Encrypt was performing an update:


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