Failed authorization procedure - (http-01)

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My domain is:

I ran this command:
sudo certbot certonly
–webroot --webroot-path “/usr/share/nginx/html/”

It produced this output:
Cert is due for renewal, auto-renewing…
Renewing an existing certificate
Performing the following challenges:
http-01 challenge for
Using the webroot path /usr/share/nginx/html for all unmatched domains.
Waiting for verification…
Cleaning up challenges
Failed authorization procedure. (http-01): urn:ietf:params:acme:error:unauthorized :: The client lacks sufficient authorization :: Invalid response from []: "\n<html lang=“en”>\n\n\n <meta charset=“utf-8”>\n <meta http-equiv=“X-UA-Compatible” content=“IE=edge,chrome=1”


My web server is (include version): nginx/1.14.0 (Ubuntu)

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS (GNU/Linux 4.15.0-1045-aws x86_64)

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: AWS

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

The version of my client is (e.g. output of certbot --version or certbot-auto --version if you’re using Certbot): certbot 0.31.0

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Hi @timmz

please read your output: You use webroot, so your running webserver is used.

There is a redirect to the login page - there isn’t the validation file.

You have different options. Sample: Remove the redirect if the path starts with /.well-known.

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Removing the redirect in the HAProxy frontend, and placing it in the backend allowed the renewal to process as expected.


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