Delete certificates without access to the server

My domain is:

Hi there!

I would like to know if there is a way to delete a certificate if you no longer have access to the server.

I understand that there is a limit of certificates that letsencrypt will allow you to have. I’m in a phase of testing and I would like to be able to delete the certificates I’ve been creating, so I don’t get the error/message

too many certificates already issued for exact set of domains

Thank you in advance!

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Deleting certificates won’t make the rate limit go away. The idea in the rate limit is that the act of issuing a certificate spends some of Let’s Encrypt’s resources. You cannot “unspend” those resources by deleting the certificates. Instead, you usually have to wait until the rate limit elapses.

Is the certificate you’re having problems with or another domain?


So, if I understood correctly, even if I had access to my server and I do certbot delete, those 2 certificates will still remain in until they are expired, right?

Thank you very much for the information

Certificates will remain listed on forever

For information about rate limits you should read this document


Thank you very much for your help

Hi @microweb10

read some things about Certificate Transparency:


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