Error creating new cert :: too many certificates already issued for


#1

We tried to renew the certificate for schach.zeit.de.
The content for that is on https://zeitschach.das-onlinespiel.de/

If we try to include that subdomain, the specified error message occurs:
There were too many requests of a given type :: Error creating new cert :: too many certificates already issued for: das-onlinespiel.de: see https://letsencrypt.org/docs/rate-limits/

We need to be able to include this domain in order to fix schach.zeit.de

My domain is:
zeitschach.das-onlinespiel.de

I ran this command:
certbot certonly -d zeitschach.das-onlinespiel.de -d zeit-schach.das-onlinespiel.de -d schach-test.das-onlinespiel.de -d schach-test.zeit.de -d schach.zeit.de --pre-hook “service nginx stop” --post-hook “service nginx start”

It produced this output:
An unexpected error occurred:
There were too many requests of a given type :: Error creating new cert :: too many certificates already issued for: das-onlinespiel.de: see https://letsencrypt.org/docs/rate-limits/

My web server is (include version):
nginx version: nginx/1.4.6 (Ubuntu)

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version):
nginx version: nginx/1.4.6 (Ubuntu)

My hosting provider, if applicable, is:
Hetzner

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

I’m using a control panel to manage my site (no, or provide the name and version of the control panel):
not relevant


#2

It looks like you’ve already issued a lot of certificates for this domain: https://crt.sh/?q=%das-onlinespiel.de

There’s a rate limit of 20 certificates per week for the same base domain (in this case, das-onlinespiel.de), which you’ve hit.

As a side note, it looks like something’s broken with your setup, because you’re requesting new certificates really, really often. This is very rarely what you actually need to be doing.


#3

Agreed. It looks like you are requesting a new cert with every cert check.
Please show your cron job (and any details if not obvious)


#4

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