Cert Renewal Rate Limit

My domain is: emfeng.com

At work I was tasked with writing an Ansible script to renew and deploy SSL Certificates. I am attempting to renew the wildcard cert for *.emfeng.com

It’s been 3 months since I last ran these scripts (which were working at that time) but this time I ran into an error where it attempted to renew the *.emfeng.com certificate for each domain instead of renewing it just once, and at the same time due to a write permission was not saving any of these renewed certificates. I have since fixed the error and used the script to renew our other certificates but *.emfeng.com didn’t make it.

Our existing *.emfeng.com cert expires Nov 3, 2019 around 11am. Is these anyway to get an extra renewal in before Nov 3rd? Either a rate limit reset or a temporary increase? Many of our core services used throughout the company rely on these services and their accessibility, including many devices that will fail to report if a bad SSL certificate is being used. It’s my fault that the rate limit was reached and I just want to do everything in my power to try to address the issue before it’s a problem. Is there anything we can do about this? I really appreciate any help on the matter.

I am also curious, with the 5 renewal per week rate limit, is that 5 renewals within the last 7 days, or does that number turn over on a same day every week?

Thank you so much for your help!

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No, but you can issue a certificate that falls into a different rate limit bucket. e.g. change the certificate to include both *.emfeng.com and *.x.emfeng.com.

Once November 6 rolls around, you can go back to what you were doing before.

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Thank you _az! I’ll give that a try and see where it gets me.

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