Error when i try ./certbot-auto

Hi everybody,

I have a new fresh VPS with ISP Config. I configure it with this tuto : Perfect Server Automated ISPConfig 3 Installation on Debian 10 to Debian 12, Ubuntu 20.04 and Ubuntu 22.04

After installing cerbot, when i do ./certbot-auto i have this error message :

Certbot doesn't know how to automatically configure the web server on this system. However, it can still get a certificate for you. Please run "certbot-auto certonly" to do so. You'll need to manually configure your web server to use the resulting certificate.
Saving debug log to /var/log/letsencrypt/letsencrypt.log

So, i go to /var/log/letsencrypt/letsencrypt.log . In this log i have :

2016-11-18 08:16:26,450:DEBUG:certbot.plugins.disco:Other error:(PluginEntryPoint#apache): ('There has been an error in parsing the$
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/root/.local/share/letsencrypt/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/certbot/plugins/", line 106, in prepare
File "/root/.local/share/letsencrypt/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/certbot_apache/", line 190, in prepare
File "/root/.local/share/letsencrypt/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/certbot_apache/", line 74, in check
raise errors.PluginError(msg)
PluginError: ('There has been an error in parsing the file (%s): %s', u'/etc/apache2/mods-enabled/suphp.conf', u'Syntax error')
2016-11-18 08:16:26,451:DEBUG:certbot.plugins.selection:No candidate plugin
2016-11-18 08:16:26,451:DEBUG:certbot.plugins.selection:Selected authenticator None and installer None

Do you have an idea ? I'm beginner so, i don't know what to do :frowning:

Thanks for help.

Since both certbot and ISPconfig will edit / modify your apache files you need to take great care using the two together.

What version of ISPconfig are you using ? I believe from version 3.1 onwards ISPconfig includes letsencrypt within it’s scripts - so you could use that.

Alternatively you can use certbot in “certonly” mode, with webroot - and then set up a symlink from the ISPconfig SSL locations to the letsencrypt locations - and all should be good.

What command did you actually run ? did you tell it what domains to add to the certificate ?

Thanks for your reply.

I'm using the latest version of ISP Config (3.1.1p1).

I have tried ./path/to/certbot-auto --apache certonly and i have a new error message like this

The apache plugin is not working; there may be problems with your existing configuration.
The error was: PluginError(('There has been an error in parsing the file (%s): %s', u'/etc/apache2/mods-enabled/suphp.conf', u'Syntax error'),)

I think it is the apache config my problem, but i don't know how to repair it.

You can't - because ISPconfig writes it in that format.

You will need to use the certonly webroot method if you want to use certbot - see the documentation at User Guide — Certbot 2.7.0.dev0 documentation

Alternatively, remove certbot - and use the plugin in ISPconfig - see The Perfect Server - Debian 8.4 Jessie (Apache2, BIND, Dovecot, ISPConfig 3.1) - Page 2 - Page 2

Same problem with

Do you know how to use Let’s encrypt include with ispconfig 3.1 ?
If it is include i think we can use it easily no ?

personally, no ( I use the getssl script which I wrote - not certbot )

Ok, thanks serverco.

If someone have an idea how to use letsencrypt include in ispconfig 3.1 i will be happy :slight_smile:

It’s probably worth asking on the ISPconfig forums as well.

I thnik i have find, and its so so so easy !
Just go on the website config in isp and activate SSL and Let's Encrypt and activate the redirection to https and it work perfectly ! Amazing

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