Error when creating certificate


#1

Hi,

Yesterday, I’m approved to the Let’s Encrypt beta and I would like to create some certificate like:
mail.example.com
terminal.example.com

I would like to use these certificates on Windows Servers.
I’ve set up a Ubuntu VM to create te certificates, but I always get the same error: screenshot

The command I sue is the following: ./letsencrypt-auto --agree-dev-preview --server https://URL -d MYDOMAIN.BE -d WWW.MYDOMAIN.BE auth


#2

Hi,

It’s because the DNS record doesn’t match your server IP. You can extend the command with:

-a manual

It won’t check the DNS then but rather ask you to prove the ownership in other way.

PZ


#3

to be exact you get a certain text which you have to put in a file at a certain URL.

I have pretty much the same scenario, but with my raspi doing the LE client.

for exaple it says put the following at http://example.com/.well-known/acme-challenge/url123
text123

so you have to have an HTTP access to the sites with the domains and put the stuff there.
if you want to create a dot-folder like .well-known just append a dot and it gets taken off so you name it .well-known. and you can make the folder.