Error when generating cert (Ubuntu Apache)


I cant seem to generate a certificate on ubuntu 16.04 apache2. I’m running this as a non-root user but with sudo privs:

sudo letsencrypt --apache

Have also tried with adding the domains with -d but I end up with the same problem

It asks which names I’d like to activate https for ( and I select both

It asks for my email address

I agree to TOS

It then quits and gives me this error:

An unexpected error occurred:
ClientError: (<Response [500]>, DeserializationError('The following field are required: detail',))
Please see the logfiles in /var/log/letsencrypt for more details.

When I look in the log file, the last section has this traceback (let me know if you need to see the log output from before this):

2016-10-31 05:20:06,146:DEBUG:letsencrypt.cli:Exiting abnormally:
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/letsencrypt", line 9, in <module>
    load_entry_point('letsencrypt==0.4.1', 'console_scripts', 'letsencrypt')()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/letsencrypt/", line 1986, in main
    return config.func(config, plugins)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/letsencrypt/", line 662, in run
    lineage, action = _auth_from_domains(le_client, config, domains)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/letsencrypt/", line 474, in _auth_from_domains
    lineage = le_client.obtain_and_enroll_certificate(domains)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/letsencrypt/", line 269, in obtain_and_enroll_certificate
    certr, chain, key, _ = self.obtain_certificate(domains)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/letsencrypt/", line 252, in obtain_certificate
    return self.obtain_certificate_from_csr(domains, csr) + (key, csr)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/letsencrypt/", line 225, in obtain_certificate_from_csr
    authzr = self.auth_handler.get_authorizations(domains)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/letsencrypt/", line 74, in get_authorizations
    domain, self.account.regr.new_authzr_uri)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/acme/", line 217, in request_domain_challenges
    typ=messages.IDENTIFIER_FQDN, value=domain), new_authzr_uri)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/acme/", line 197, in request_challenges
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/acme/", line 652, in post
    return self._check_response(response, content_type=content_type)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/acme/", line 571, in _check_response
    raise errors.ClientError((response, error))
ClientError: (<Response [500]>, DeserializationError('The following field are required: detail',))

How can I fix this problem?


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