I read the rate limiting page which talks about 20 / week. So I waited a week and tried again. Same thing. Then I waited another week – same thing.
I looked at /var/log/letsencrypt/letsencrypt.log but didn’t really gain much insight. I see the HTTP code 429 with a message telling me it was rate limited.
I don’t recall setting up any sort of automatic renewal. I had to manually renew other domains of mine. But maybe I did and can’t find them in cron?
Previously, when looking at the log it seemed like I had messed up my certificate directory somehow. I deleted it and tried to get a new cert but am still rate limited.
I ran this command:
sudo certbot certonly
It produced this output:
An unexpected error occurred:
There were too many requests of a given type :: Error creating new cert :: too many certificates already issued for exact set of domains: gdb-tutorial.net: see https://letsencrypt.org/docs/rate-limits/
My web server is (include version):
nginx 1.10.3 (Ubuntu)
The operating system my web server runs on is (include version):
Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS
My hosting provider, if applicable, is:
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):