I have an invite to the beta for 2 domains. I’m trying to get it working on one of them first. I have provisioned a fresh Ubuntu 14.04 VM on Google cloud compute, and allowed HTTP and HTTPS traffic. I’ve added the domain name to DNS, and checked that it has propogated (it was added about 16 hours ago). The only ‘extra’ packages I have installed are git and apache2 (as yet unconfigured).
Using the command
./letsencrypt-auto auth and completing the dialogue boxes results in
Congratulations! Your certificate and chain have been saved at /etc/letsencrypt/live/<my_whitelisted_domain>/fullchain.pem. Your cert will expire on 2016-02-05. To obtain a new version of the certificate in the future, simply run Let's Encrypt again.
when I add the server parameter (
./letsencrypt-auto auth --server https://acme-v01.api.letsencrypt.org/directory) and answer the dialogue questions with the same responses as before, I get the following result:
The following 'connection' errors were reported by the server: Domains: <my_whitelisted_domain> Error: The server could not connect to the client for DV To fix these errors, please make sure that your domain name was entered correctly and the DNS A record(s) for that domain contain(s) the right IP address. Additionally, please check that your computer has a publicly routable IP address and that no firewalls are preventing the server from communicating with the client.
Am I doing something wrong?