Avmanifest.com - when i try to renew ssl certificate - i get http challenge failed - nx domain looking up A

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My domain is: avmanifest.com

I ran this command:
sudo ./certbot-auto certonly --webroot -w /opt/bitnami/apps/wordpress/htdocs/ -d www.avmanifest.com -d avmanifest.com

It produced this output:

My web server is (include version):

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version):

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: amazon web services -aws

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):

The version of my client is (e.g. output of certbot --version or certbot-auto --version if you’re using Certbot):

Hi @SVarghese

your ip addresses ( https://check-your-website.server-daten.de/?q=avmanifest.com ):

Host T IP-Address is auth. ∑ Queries ∑ Timeout
avmanifest.com A Mumbai/Maharashtra/India (IN) - Amazon Technologies Inc. Hostname: ec2-13-235-101-56.ap-south-1.compute.amazonaws.com yes 1 0
AAAA yes
www.avmanifest.com Name Error yes 1 0

So your www version isn't defined.

But your command

tries to create a certificate with the www version.


  • remove the -d www parameter (or - better)
  • add a new A entry www -> same ip address

Hi juergen,
Thanks for that. The command without www worked. My certificate is renewed for another 3 months. However when i try to access my website, it says ssl certificate is invalid.
Any idea why my ssl is saying invalid

You have a Bitnami and you have used certonly. The certificate isn't installed.

Bitnami requires additional steps I don't know.

Check the Bitnami documentation how to install the certificate.

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