Bypassing the Rate-Limit

I want to bypass the rate limit of one week, to generate certificate for my web server.
My domain is: Cloud and Devops

I ran this command: certbot --nginx -d .com

It produced this output: An unexpected error occurred:
There were too many requests of a given type :: Error creating new order :: too many certificates already issued for exact set of see

My web server is (include version):

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): Centos 7

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: nginx version: nginx/1.16.1

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

The version of my client is (e.g. output of certbot --version or certbot-auto --version if you’re using Certbot): certbot 1.0.0

i see a deeper issue here. what are you trying to do?

anyhow, add a random cname to your dns records and add it to the cert, the rate limit only applies to identical hostname sets.

You currently have 34 certificates issued for this domain, some have alternate names so they bypass the identical hostname rate limit.

However you are dangerously close to the 50 certificates per week limit for the domain Once this limit is hit there will be no way to obtain any more certificates for that registered name until it expires.

Is there a reason you can’t use any of the already created certificates, or use the staging environment which is designed for testing and has much less restrictive rate limits?


Well, for one week—the same as the duration of the duplicate certificate limit.


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