Expired certificate

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My domain is:quicklogbook.com

I ran this command:R: Cancel scheduled, Create new certificate (M)

It produced this output: [INFO] Authorize identifier: quicklogbook.com
[INFO] Authorizing quicklogbook.com using http-01 validation (SelfHosting)
[EROR] Authorization result: pending
[EROR] Create certificate failed: Authorization failed

My web server is (include version):IIS Server 10

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version):Windows Server 10

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: www.dynu.com

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):IIs

The version of my client is (e.g. output of certbot --version or certbot-auto --version if you’re using Certbot):letsencrypt.\wacs.exe

Hi @dgtal

there is a check of your domain, ~~3 hours old - https://check-your-website.server-daten.de/?q=quicklogbook.com#url-checks

Some things are ok.

To test: Create the two required subdirectories /.well-known/acme-challenge, there a test file (file name 1234), then try to load that file via


That must work.

Perhaps use the online tool to check that url directly.

I guess this is going to be a long day.
I created the 2 virtual subdirectories and a “fake” 1234 file: http://quicklogbook.com/.well-known/acme-challenge/1234
I don’t know where to go from here. What do you mean with “there a test file”? there is a test file? attach a test file? Im lost
Itsn’t better to delete the whole letsencrypt and start it again from zero?
Thank you for your help

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I m in quarantine. I have enough time to figure this mess out. Otherwise Im gonna have to throw my website to the garbage

Nice way to punish users who forget to RENEW their SSL certificate.
Is there a special protocol or type of communication channel to beg the ACME server to RELEASE a web site and remove the ban?

what the hell are you talking about?

you are not currently ratelimited: https://tools.letsdebug.net/cert-search?m=domain&q=quicklogbook.com&d=168

your main problem as I see it is that you use a windows server and most people here are not experienced with it and can’t help much (myself included)

Ok Thank you. Not matter what I do. I always get this messages:
[INFO] Authorizing quicklogbook.com using http-01 validation (SelfHosting)
[EROR] Authorization result: pending
[EROR] Create certificate failed: Authorization failed

That is very little information to go on.

Does your ACME client have a way to enable detailed logs?

Im not sure. I will let let you know

I just installed the letsencrypt SSL in my second website (quicklogbooks.com) hosted in the same IIs with no problems at all. I’m playing with redirection/forwarding at Dynu hosting but I guess I need a certificate in each site for the forwarding to work. Still unable to certify quicklogbook.com

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