How to get rid of the stage certificate

I've created two certificates - the productional and the stage one.
I've deleted stage one, however, it recreates itself and from time to time it sets itself in the page binding. Then I got problems with certificate validation as it's a stage, not the prod one.

My domain is:

I ran this command:

It produced this output:

My web server is (include version): IIS 1809

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Datacenter

My hosting provider, if applicable, is:

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 certbot 1.21.0

Having IIS and certbot is an unusual combination, you'd usually need some sort of custom scripting in there to take the certificate from certbot and install it in IIS. And that may be where whatever problems you're seeing are arising from. Can you say more about how you've configured certbot? Or maybe at least the output of certbot certificates?


Also, Certbot is being discontinued on the Windows platform. It's recommended to change to a different ACME client on Windows.

See ACME Client Implementations - Let's Encrypt for other possible options.


Here is the announcement from the EFF about Certbot and Windows. It has suggested migration paths


I'd highly recommend using a better ACME client for Windows.


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