How to regenerate ssl key from Lets'encrypt


Presently i am using ubuntu server os 16.04 with apache web server.
Previously I generate ssl keys by using letsencrypt but unfforntunlity i lost my ssl key from my server machine.When Iam trying to regenerate new keys its show an error message

An unexpected error occurred:
SSLError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
Please see the logfiles in /var/log/letsencrypt for more details.

Please find the below log file data nano /var/log/letsencrypt/letsencrypt.log
2017-02-17 13:26:11,898:DEBUG:letsencrypt.cli:Root logging level set at 30
2017-02-17 13:26:11,900:INFO:letsencrypt.cli:Saving debug log to /var/log/letsencrypt/letsencrypt.log
2017-02-17 13:26:11,901:DEBUG:letsencrypt.cli:letsencrypt version: 0.4.1
2017-02-17 13:26:11,901:DEBUG:letsencrypt.cli:Arguments: [’–apache’]
2017-02-17 13:26:11,902:DEBUG:letsencrypt.cli:Discovered plugins: PluginsRegistry(PluginEntryPoint#apache,PluginEntryPoint#webroot,PluginEntryPoint#null,PluginEntryPoint#manual,PluginEntryPoint#standalone)
2017-02-17 13:26:11,907:DEBUG:letsencrypt.cli:Requested authenticator apache and installer apache
2017-02-17 13:26:12,324:DEBUG:letsencrypt.display.ops:Single candidate plugin: * apache
Description: Apache Web Server - Alpha
Interfaces: IAuthenticator, IInstaller, IPlugin
Entry point: apache = letsencrypt_apache.configurator:ApacheConfigurator
Initialized: <letsencrypt_apache.configurator.ApacheConfigurator object at 0x7f7f31613b90>
Prep: True
2017-02-17 13:26:12,325:DEBUG:letsencrypt.cli:Selected authenticator <letsencrypt_apache.configurator.ApacheConfigurator object at 0x7f7f31613b90> and installer <letsencrypt_apache.configurator.ApacheConfigurator object at 0x7f7f31613b90>
2017-02-17 13:26:40,923:DEBUG:root:Sending GET request to args: (), kwargs: {}
2017-02-17 13:26:40,951:INFO:requests.packages.urllib3.connectionpool:Starting new HTTPS connection (1):
2017-02-17 13:26:41,172:DEBUG:letsencrypt.cli:Exiting abnormally:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/usr/bin/letsencrypt”, line 9, in
load_entry_point(‘letsencrypt==0.4.1’, ‘console_scripts’, ‘letsencrypt’)()
File “/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/letsencrypt/”, line 1986, in main
return config.func(config, plugins)
File “/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/letsencrypt/”, line 660, in run
le_client = _init_le_client(config, authenticator, installer)
File “/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/letsencrypt/”, line 206, in _init_le_client
acc, acme = _determine_account(config)
File “/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/letsencrypt/”, line 191, in _determine_account
config, account_storage, tos_cb=_tos_cb)
File “/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/letsencrypt/”, line 116, in register
acme = acme_from_config_key(config, key)
File “/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/letsencrypt/”, line 41, in acme_from_config_key
return acme_client.Client(config.server, key=key, net=net)
File “/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/acme/”, line 63, in init
File “/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/acme/”, line 627, in get
self._send_request(‘GET’, url, **kwargs), content_type=content_type)
File “/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/acme/”, line 609, in _send_request
response = requests.request(method, url, *args, **kwargs)
File “/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/requests/”, line 53, in request
return session.request(method=method, url=url, **kwargs)
File “/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/requests/”, line 468, in request
resp = self.send(prep, **send_kwargs)
File “/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/requests/”, line 576, in send
r = adapter.send(request, **kwargs)
File “/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/requests/”, line 447, in send
raise SSLError(e, request=request)
SSLError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory

So please help me to resolve the this issue


once again

please actually explain the process and command you used

so people can actually help you :smiley:


Thank you for giving replay to my question
Finally i did succeed in regenerating my ssl certificates from letsencrypt
Simple remove your cache data from the server and regenerate your new ssl certificates from lets encrypt


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