Error in renew certificate with command certbot renew --dry-run -v

My domain is:

I ran this command: certbot renew --dry-run -v

It produced this output:
Certificate not due for renewal, but simulating renewal for dry run
Failed to renew certificate with error: The manual plugin is not working; there may be problems with your existing configuration.
The error was: PluginError('An authentication script must be provided with --manual-auth-hook when using the manual plugin non-interactively.')

All simulated renewals failed. The following certificates could not be renewed:
/etc/letsencrypt/live/ (failure)

1 renew failure(s), 0 parse failure(s)
Ask for help or search for solutions at See the logfile /var/log/letsencrypt/letsencrypt.log or re-run Certbot with -v for more details.

My web server is (include version): nginx version: nginx/1.18.0 (Ubuntu)

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): Ubuntu 22.04 server

My hosting provider, if applicable, is:

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): I am managing VPS without control panel

The version of my client is (e.g. output of certbot --version or certbot-auto --version if you're using Certbot): certbot 2.3.0

Please see the certbot documentation for the manual plugin especially the "Renewal with the manual plugin" part.


Thank you for the reply Osiris. I will give a try and get back to you with outcome.


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