How to avoid "Too many failed authorizations recently"?

Hi, I was trying to set up a certificate for one of my domains, but it kept failing and I tried some different things to fix it. But now when I try this:

certbot certonly --webroot -w /home/www-root -d -d

I get the following error:

An unexpected error occurred:
There were too many requests of a given type :: Error creating new authz :: too many failed authorizations recently: see

Could I have avoided this failed auth limit if I added --dry-run to my command line above after certonly?

I’m hoping this will clear up in an hour and not a week because my site is currently without an SSL certificate. Thanks!

Hi @MontyHu,

Yes, using --dry-run switch you are using staging server and this test server has higher rate limits.

Yes, that limit stands just for 1 hour.



Thank you, got the certificates issued and working now!

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