Certbot dry-run Unable to Find Virtual Host Listening


#1

I am trying to build a web server for testing, using Ubuntu 18.04, LAMP, and Let’s Encrypt for the use of a Webmin installation. I have been following tutorials offered by Digital Ocean, and I’ve been progressing very well until after I installed Webmin. Now it appears that I have broken the virtual host I had set up, or else I have messed up the redirection of port 10000, or maybe several things are wrong. I know that when I try a “dry-run” of a certbot renewal I get the following error:
> Cert not due for renewal, but simulating renewal for dry run

Plugins selected: Authenticator apache, Installer apache
Renewing an existing certificate
Performing the following challenges:
http-01 challenge for smartwebsitedesigns.com
Cleaning up challenges
Attempting to renew cert (smartwebsitedesigns.com-0001) from /etc/letsencrypt/renewal/smartwebsitedesigns.com-0001.conf produced an unexpected error: Unable to find a virtual host listening on port 80 which is currently needed for Certbot to prove to the CA that you control your domain. Please add a virtual host for port 80… Skipping.
All renewal attempts failed. The following certs could not be renewed:
/etc/letsencrypt/live/smartwebsitedesigns.com/fullchain.pem (failure)
/etc/letsencrypt/live/smartwebsitedesigns.com-0001/fullchain.pem (failure)


** DRY RUN: simulating ‘certbot renew’ close to cert expiry
** (The test certificates below have not been saved.)

All renewal attempts failed. The following certs could not be renewed:
/etc/letsencrypt/live/smartwebsitedesigns.com/fullchain.pem (failure)
/etc/letsencrypt/live/smartwebsitedesigns.com-0001/fullchain.pem (failure)
** DRY RUN: simulating ‘certbot renew’ close to cert expiry
** (The test certificates above have not been saved.)

I don’t know where to begin fixing this problem. When I use browser to my server name, it serves up the default index.html that is in the directory of my virtual host. It shows that there is a certificate error.

I am using a private IP address in my server, and accessing from the web via port forwarding through my FortiGate firewall. I am in need of any advice as to what I can do to try and correct my situation, to try and avoid starting over from scratch.

Thanks,
Rob


#2

Hi,

Did you previously setup an virtual host for your domain on Apache?

If not, please follow the tutorial to setup an virtual host. (Step 5 only)

If you already seted up virtual host, please make sure that the server name is your domain name, not IP addresses

Thank you


#3

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