Getting error while creating cert

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My domain is:

I ran this command: sudo /opt/bitnami/letsencrypt/lego --tls --email=" gave the email here " --domains="gave the domain name here" --domains="*" --path="/opt/bitnami/letsencrypt" run

It produced this output: :: urn:ietf:params:acme:error:rateLimited :: Error creating new order :: too many certificates already issued for exact set of domains:

My web server is (include version): Apache 2

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): linux-debian-10-x86_64

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: Go Daddy

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):

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

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Welcome to the Let's Encrypt Community :slightly_smiling_face:

You've hit the duplicate certificate rate limit because you've acquired 5 certificates with the exact same SANs (in any order) within a 7 day window.

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You've requested and got 5 certificates the last 2 days:

Please use one of those.

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can i download those certs? we have accidentally deleted those certs from the server.

Certificates are public domain and can be downloaded from sites like However, you also need the private key and those are, well.. Private.. The certificate won't work without the private key.

If that's the case, you most likely don't have the private keys any longer. You'll just have to wait until the sliding window of 7 days is over if you want the exact same set of domain names.

Please be more careful next time, the certs might be free for you, but it costs Let's Encrypt money to operate the CA and more issued certs is higher operational costs.


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