Before continuing, verify the record is deployed

I want to generate ssl for only subdomain.
I don’t have shell access to server, so trying to generate certificates on my pc
the main issue I am facing is to "verify the record is deployed."
My domain is:


I ran this command:
sudo certbot -d members.springlakegolfclub.net --manual -i apache --preferred-challenges dns certonly
It produced this output:
Please deploy a DNS TXT record under the name
_acme-challenge.members.springlakegolfclub.net with the following value:

BiR_LU8Oc_bbHtaVMzVqO1uK1yvM8IJ-JpSDnZl51v8

Before continuing, verify the record is deployed.


Press Enter to Continue
Waiting for verification…
Cleaning up challenges
Failed authorization procedure. members.springlakegolfclub.net (dns-01): urn:ietf:params:acme:error:dns :: DNS problem: NXDOMAIN looking up TXT for _acme-challenge.members.springlakegolfclub.net

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • The following errors were reported by the server:

    Domain: members.springlakegolfclub.net
    Type: None
    Detail: DNS problem: NXDOMAIN looking up TXT for
    _acme-challenge.members.springlakegolfclub.net

My web server is (include version):
Server version: Apache/2.4.18 (Ubuntu)
Server built: 2019-04-03T13:34:47

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version):
ubuntu 16.04
My hosting provider, if applicable, is:
webflow
I can login to a root shell on my machine (yes or no, or I don’t know):
no
I’m using a control panel to manage my site (no, or provide the name and version of the control panel):
webflow
The version of my client is (e.g. output of certbot --version or certbot-auto --version if you’re using Certbot):
certbot 0.31.0

Did you actually do what is requested of you? As in, did you actually add that value to the named DNS record? Or is that part unclear to you?

Hi @Faisal-nfl

you can use online tools to check if the correct TXT entry is visible.

Now there is no such entry ( https://check-your-website.server-daten.de/?q=members.springlakegolfclub.net#txt ):

9. TXT - Entries

Domainname TXT Entry Status ∑ Queries ∑ Timeout
members.springlakegolfclub.net ok 1 0
_acme-challenge.members.springlakegolfclub.net Name Error - The domain name does not exist 1 0
_acme-challenge.members.springlakegolfclub.net.members.springlakegolfclub.net Name Error - The domain name does not exist 1 0

If you create a correct entry, there should be a message

looks good

yes I did add that value

thanks a lot, let me try

Though, I actually have this entry,
any idea what am I doing wrong?

Where did you create that entry?

I can’t see it ( https://check-your-website.server-daten.de/?q=members.springlakegolfclub.net#txt ):

9. TXT - Entries

Domainname TXT Entry Status ∑ Queries ∑ Timeout
members.springlakegolfclub.net ok 1 0
_acme-challenge.members.springlakegolfclub.net Name Error - The domain name does not exist 1 0
_acme-challenge.members.springlakegolfclub.net.members.springlakegolfclub.net Name Error - The domain name does not exist 1 0

This

ns03.domaincontrol.com

is one of your nameservers.

PS: What’s “webflow”? Perhaps that’s only a local configuration. But you have to do that in the menu of your domain provider.

just noticed that webflow is different and has nothing to do with sub domain.
I added txt record at godday.

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There is nothing visible - https://check-your-website.server-daten.de/?q=members.springlakegolfclub.net#txt

Same picture, no TXT entry.

That must be something like that (my own domain, that’s the TXT entry to create the wildcard certificate)

Perhaps share a screenshot of the menu.

its not wild card but only one subdomain named “members”

That’s the wrong name.

Checked manual, there is your name:

D:\temp>nslookup -type=TXT _acme-challenge.members.springlakegolfclub.net.springlakegolfclub.net.

_acme-challenge.members.springlakegolfclub.net.springlakegolfclub.net   text =

        "hdN_jewF5QmrfrjYpBJwpCj4Xz3-g7hoJNeVIaSkhj8"

Your menu adds the main domain springlakegolfclub.net.

So to create a correct entry, use only

_acme-challenge.members

as name.

PS: I’ve updated my tool, now I see:

D:\temp>nslookup -type=TXT _acme-challenge.members.springlakegolfclub.net.springlakegolfclub.net.

*** _acme-challenge.members.springlakegolfclub.net.springlakegolfclub.net. wurde von fritz.box nicht gefunden: Non-existent domain.

So you have removed the wrong entry.

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