CertSage Trouble with acquiring staging cert


CertSage seemed to work - to a point- on daveymoor.com , my other site. Feel like I'm in over my head here! Not a techie. :face_with_spiral_eyes:


My domain is: benniereilly.com

I ran this command: Entered domain(s) in 'Acquire Cert' field at: Bennie Reilly – Artist which is where benniereilly.com lives and entered password.

It produced this output:
urn:ietf:params:acme:error:unauthorized Invalid response from http://benniereilly.com/.well-known/acme-challenge/9_EZVsPhzyBktWbOiX_q1f6HwulhF_as72UKVy3oQNs: 404

My web server is (include version): Apache 2.4.57

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): Linux (not sure of version)

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: GoDaddy

I can login to a root shell on my machine : Pretty sure I can't

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 CertSage 1.4.1

Hi @Davey, and welcome to the LE community forum :slight_smile:

You can't get a cert for a site that is being hosted elsewhere via a "Frame":

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd"><html><head><title>** Bennie Reilly /// Artist **</title><meta name="description" content="Website of artist Bennie Reilly" /><meta name="keywords" content="artist, art, artistic, bennie, reilly, dublin, ireland, museology, botony, ornithology, mineralogy, natural, history, geology, anthropology, painting, sculpture, bricolage, birds, minerals, botanical, geological" /></head><frameset rows="100%,*" border="0"><frame src="http://daveymoor.com/bennie/" frameborder="0" /></frameset></html>


Also, you are using GoDaddy URL Redirect (or URL Forward) service. You need to disable that and instead setup a DNS A record to point directly to the public IP of your Apache server.


Additionally, you will have to setup a site for that name at your IP and have that system serve that folder directly [not indirectly via some other domain name].

DNS can't be made to point to a "name/folder".
Redirection can point to a "name/folder"; But HTTPS redirection requires a cert BEFORE it can redirect - so, both sites will need a cert for that name.
[URL forwarding would have the same problem]
Hosting within a frame, breaks ACME HTTP validation.


Many thanks rg305 and MikeMcQ!

I understood enough of that to confirm what I already knew deep down: that I have to change from GoDaddy!

: D


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