Error: too many certificates already issued

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My domain

My web server is (include version):nginx/1.10.3

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version):Centos 7

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):no

So i had issues with my file-based encryption and lost the certs (whole mountpoint actually) and had to request many certs. Now i cant request more cause i get the “too many certificates already issued” error.

Is there any possibility to reset the count or allow one more certificate? Im in kinda hurry to get it running.

Thank you!

Hi @pahapoika,

Seems you have reached the duplicate certificate limit.

We also have a Duplicate Certificate limit of 5 certificates per week. A certificate is considered a duplicate of an earlier certificate if they contain the exact same set of hostnames, ignoring capitalization and ordering of hostnames. For instance, if you requested a certificate for the names [,], you could request four more certificates for [,] during the week.

No, there is no way to reset the count but yes you could issue more certificates if you add a different domain/subdomain to your certificate.

Right now you have issued 5 certificates which are covering only your domain so you could issue a new cert using only domain on aprox 28th November 04:13 UTC.

CRT ID     DOMAIN (CN)         VALID FROM             VALID TO               EXPIRES IN  SANs
263430462  2017-Nov-24 15:19 UTC  2018-Feb-22 15:19 UTC  88 days
263366139  2017-Nov-24 12:57 UTC  2018-Feb-22 12:57 UTC  88 days
263353275  2017-Nov-24 12:32 UTC  2018-Feb-22 12:32 UTC  88 days
263209836  2017-Nov-24 07:24 UTC  2018-Feb-22 07:24 UTC  88 days
260765551  2017-Nov-21 04:13 UTC  2018-Feb-19 04:13 UTC  85 days

But if you try to issue a certificate covering and for example in the same certificate you will be able to get your certificate.

Good luck,


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