Certbot Usage and old version


#1

Hello,
sorry for not using the template. I haven’t used certbot for a few months. Today i wanted to create an cert. for my ssl connection, but it doesn’t work. Last time I just used “certbot” then i selected my apache2 vhost (port 80), then it asked me wehter i want to use it easy or secured. Then i select secure and thats it. But now it just doesn’t work on this way. What do I have to do if i want use it like this. Or how can I use it like this. I already read this https://certbot.eff.org/#debianstretch-apache
but it doesn’t help ME. I am a bit desperate now and i just want to get it running.

Hope anyone can help me.

-Heiko


#2

What version of Certbot is it?

What error message is it returning?

If it’s a version of Certbot before 0.21.0 and it’s saying “Client with the currently selected authenticator does not support any combination of challenges that will satisfy the CA.”, older versions of the Apache plugin used TLS-SNI validation, which is being phased out. You would need to upgrade Certbot, or run a slightly different command.


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#3

My domain is:
I ran this command: certbot

It produced this output: Client with the currently selected authenticator does not support any combination of challenges that will satisfy the CA.
Client with the currently selected authenticator does not support any combination of challenges that will satisfy the CA.

after I choosed my vhost

My web server is (include version): apache2 version 2.4.25

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): Debian 9 Stretch Debian 9.3

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: Its a VPS at Contabo

I can login to a root shell on my machine (yes or no, or I don’t know): Yes I can login with root

I’m using a control panel to manage my site (no, or provide the name and version of the control panel): I use Webmin 1.870 to manage my vhosts

mhh hope this will help you


#4

Please see the thread at

which @mnordhoff has mentioned above. This describes the reason for this problem and a potential solution to it.


#5

I read it. I have to run “certbot --authenticator standalone --installer apache” if im right.
But it gives me out this after i choosed my vhost:

Problem binding to port 80: Could not bind to IPv4 or IPv6.


#6

What if you use “webroot” instead of “standalone”?

The standalone authenticator won’t work while Apache is running.


#7

It asked me wich webroot i want to use. I can select “Enter a new Webroot” only. What kind of information do I have to enter?


#8

wow it still works. Thank you very much you fkn genius <3


#9

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