Could not issue a Let's Encrypt SSL/TLS certificate for


i am trying to renew the cert on my site and i get this error, actually i as getting another error first
something like this urn:acme:error:unauthorized, status 403

and now i get this . i am using plesk panel to renew the cert.

Error: Could not issue a Let’s Encrypt SSL/TLS certificate for

The “Failed Validation” rate limit has been exceeded for Let’s Encrypt allows no more than 5 authorization validation request failures per account, per hostname, per hour.
See the related Knowledge Base article for details.
Invalid response from
Type: urn:acme:error:rateLimited
Status: 429
Detail: Error creating new authz :: Too many failed authorizations recently.

Hi @anwarrassool,

It would be helpful to see the exact original error, because that has to do with the real underlying problem. You can try again after one hour.

HI schoen

I deleted my subdomain last night and recreated it, ran the encryption and
it was successful.

the problem was plesk i think, the cert expired a few days ago and i think
it was possible that the autorenewal failed or plesk did not recognize the
i was reading stuff like this on the forums.

Anyways all is good now, thanks for your time


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