Error: Let's Encrypt new auth status 429

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My domain is:,
I ran this command:
No command ( trying to get vestaCP to work.
It produced this output:
Error: Let’s Encrypt new auth status 429
My web server is (include version):
Virtual centos7
The operating system my web server runs on is (include version):
Centos7 with vestacp
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 can do snapshots also so can go back in time.
I’m using a control panel to manage my site (no, or provide the name and version of the control panel):
The version of my client is (e.g. output of certbot --version or certbot-auto --version if you’re using Certbot):
no bot i think…

Hi all,
I think i know the problem (to manny ssl’s made) but can someone delete all of them? and domain ??
Because of the cname i think it makes a cert but somewhere in the procces its going bad.
So after troubleshooting i read i must delete cname in cloudflare and make a A record.
Now i dont have a error 400 but a Error: Let’s Encrypt new auth status 429 / 423
Can someone have a look or tell me what i done wrong?


Hi @timmetje

please read

Revoking certificates does not reset rate limits , because the resources used to issue those certificates have already been consumed.

Same with deleting, that doesn’t reset the limit.

But checking your domain there are no new Letsencrypt certificates -

Only three older:

Issuer last 7 days active num Certs
CN=COMODO ECC Domain Validation Secure Server CA 2, O=COMODO CA Limited, L=Salford, C=GB, ST=Greater Manchester 0 22 81
CN=Let’s Encrypt Authority X3, O=Let’s Encrypt, C=US 0 0 3

So you have hitted the

There is a Failed Validation limit of 5 failures per account, per hostname, per hour.

That’s not really a problem, wait one hour.

If you use VestaCP, there is the validation file created automatic.

But your /.well-known/acme-challenge/random-filename doesn’t show the expected 83 bytes. Instead, there is a https page:

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Looks like that blocks VestaCP to create a certificate.

The typical content must be


83 Bytes, not a website.

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