Challenge Invalid - Cant reach challenge file from browser


#1

Hi,
Im using ftp to create challenge file in my domain. The .well-known/acme-challenge/ directory is created in my domain, but i cant reach this challenge file from http://www.iconectivteam.com/.well-known/acme-challenge/. It throws 404 error. May i konw what could be the reason for this. Why it cant be reached. Can anyone help in this please. Thanks in advance


#2

In general, the best place to look for the reason for a 404-error (in any case) is in the Apache error.log file (in Linux/Unix, commonly found in /var/log/apache2 or somesuch).

For obvious reasons, Apache won’t allow “just any ol’ address” to be entered, and also for obvious reasons it won’t clue-in the client that the resource actually exists on the host machine:   from the client’s point-of-view, “nothing’s there.”   (Forbidden is another alternative.)

There are several possible scenarios depending on exactly how the server and <VirtualHost> are set up, exactly what Apache version it is, and so on.   For instance, perhaps you need a <Directory> tag or a <Location> tag – it can get rather complicated – to tell Apache that the directory “exists” (for its purposes …) and what access-controls should apply to it.   The error.log should tell you more than Apache will reveal to the client.


#4

Thanks rob… Got the certificate generated. Actually there was a problem with ftp credentials … :confounded:


#5

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