Certbot error messge

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My domain is: chatamerica.us

I ran this command: sudo certbot --nginx

It produced this output:
Saving debug log to /var/log/letsencrypt/letsencrypt.log
Error while running nginx -c /etc/nginx/nginx.conf -t.

nginx: [emerg] BIO_new_file("/etc/diaspora/ssl/chatamerica.us-bundle.pem") failed (SSL: error:02001002:system library:fopen:No such file or directory:fopen(’/etc/diaspora/ssl/chatamerica.us-bundle.pem’,‘r’) error:2006D080:BIO routines:BIO_new_file:no such file)
nginx: configuration file /etc/nginx/nginx.conf test failed
My web server is (include version):

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): Ubuntu 18.04 Server

My hosting provider, if applicable, is:

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):

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

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Hi,

This means you have an issue with your nginx configuration. More specific: the file /etc/diaspora/ssl/chatamerica.us-bundle.pem is missing. (I suppose it’s a ca-bundle)

For your benefit, I’ve attached the CA Bundle you needed here.
Warning: hard-coding certificate/CA chains are bad practice, you should use certbot’s chained certificate instead of specifying CA chain, as it’ll change on July 2020. Read more here
This content will only work until July 2020. (As Let’s Encrypt will use their own ISRG Root)


-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
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-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
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Paste the above content in /etc/diaspora/ssl/chatamerica.us-bundle.pem and retry the command.

Thank you

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here is the next error, appreciate the quick response on this error

Saving debug log to /var/log/letsencrypt/letsencrypt.log
Error while running nginx -c /etc/nginx/nginx.conf -t.

nginx: [emerg] SSL_CTX_use_PrivateKey_file("/etc/diaspora/ssl/chatamerica.us.key") failed (SSL: error:02001002:system library:fopen:No s uch file or directory:fopen(’/etc/diaspora/ssl/chatamerica.us.key’,‘r’) error:20074002:BIO routines:file_ctrl:system lib error:140B0002: SSL routines:SSL_CTX_use_PrivateKey_file:system lib)
nginx: configuration file /etc/nginx/nginx.conf test failed

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wow.
Did you migrate your server recently? I guess all your certificate files went missing…
Can you run the below command?
ls /etc/diaspora/ssl/

also
sudo certbot certificates

Thank you

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Yes this is a new install not migrated

here you go

root@chatamerica:/# ls /etc/diaspora/ssl/
chatamerica.us-bundle.pem

root@chatamerica:/# certbot certificates
Saving debug log to /var/log/letsencrypt/letsencrypt.log


No certs found.


Keith

Do you still have the original files available?
If not, you have two options:

  1. Remove https virtual host and remove redirections, obtain the certificate, then recover it. (This is complex…)
  2. Generate a temporary self-signed certificate and bypass the issue, for now, run certbot.

Backup your virtual host file for both options

Option 1:

  1. copy your virtual host configurations to a safe place.
  2. goes into your virtual host file and copy contents from https (with port 443) to HTTP. (Be sure to remove directives that shouldn’t be in HTTP, such as sslcertificate, sslkey or protocol)
  3. Remove your https configuration file.
  4. Attempt to validate configuration nginx -t.
  5. If works, obtain a certificate with certbot. Allow certbot to set up the certificate for you. (With certbot - nginx, don’t use certonly)

Option 2:

  1. copy your virtual host configurations to a safe place.
  2. Generate a dummy (self-signed) certificate at the required location (modify your certificate file path to the one nginx is asking for. The one with out)
    openssl req -x509 -newkey rsa:4096 -keyout /etc/diaspora/ssl/chatamerica.us.key -out /etc/diaspora/ssl/chatamerica.us.cert -days 5
  3. test your Nginx configuration with nginx -t
  4. Obtain a certificate with certbot, allow it to update configuration files.
  5. Remove the dummy files once you obtained the certificate (the key at /etc/diaspora/ssl/chatamerica.us.key and cert at /etc/diaspora/ssl/chatamerica.us.cert or whatever it is)

Thank you

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