Hi! Ive made my first own site a few months ago its running on apache2, got it running with https. i dont know when exactly, but a friend told me https doesnt work anymore, but i sadly didnt had the time to figure out what was wrong. so today i tried looking into it, ive been on it for about an hour now. and since i forgot everything i did back then, i just thought imma seek for help since google also wasnt able to help me. so i started off with using sudo certbot certificates Which spit spit out:
Found the following certs:
Certificate Name: lexyy.ddns.net
Serial Number: 4333940fba7738a69ce6607bb69f195d20a
Key Type: RSA
Expiry Date: 2023-05-21 18:19:17+00:00 (INVALID: EXPIRED)
Certificate Path: /etc/letsencrypt/live/lexyy.ddns.net/fullchain.pem
Private Key Path: /etc/letsencrypt/live/lexyy.ddns.net/privkey.pem
So i googled a bit, and used sudo certbot --apache which then led to my first error which lets me back confused, i wish i could post the result, but my pc crashed so i dont have the output anymore. i now tried doing it again and got the following:
Saving debug log to /var/log/letsencrypt/letsencrypt.log
Please enter the domain name(s) you would like on your certificate (comma and/or
space separated) (Enter 'c' to cancel): lexyy.ddns.net
Renewing an existing certificate for lexyy.ddns.net
An unexpected error occurred:
There were too many requests of a given type :: Error creating new order :: too many failed authorizations recently: see https://letsencrypt.org/docs/failed-validation-limit/
Ask for help or search for solutions at https://community.letsencrypt.org. See the logfile /var/log/letsencrypt/letsencrypt.log or re-run Certbot with -v for more details.```
So why did i ran into an too many requests error? and how long will it take now untill i can try it again?
so here some more infos about the stuff.
server version is Apache/2.4.52 (Ubuntu)
my OS where the server runs on is Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS
I have my own server, so i host it myself. so i have full root acess and everything to it.
I just use SFTP to upload the files to my server, and SSH to controll it through the terminal.
and the certbot version is certbot 1.21.0
I tried looking through it, the log is gigantic, and i dont really know where it starts/ends. so i just put the whole log untill the time where i think i started on pastebin. Letsencrypt log - Pastebin.com
Certbot failed to authenticate some domains (authenticator: apache). The Certificate Authority reported these problems:
Detail: 22.214.171.124: Invalid response from http://lexyy.ddns.net/.well-known/acme-challenge/Ko-iHxFyTDs4hR_-i0WbX4uKUn0g6taV1ra0g-FLy7w: 404
Something is messing with how certbot and apache interact. Can you show us your virtualhosts?
I read through a lot of tutorials and followed them. somehow i got it working, then it broke. i had to reinstall the OS on my server, so i read a lot of tutorials again. one thing i definetly know is that i used the certbot --apache command. but thats all i remember. it could be good 5-8 months ago since i worked on it last time. And nope i didnt modify any configs, not that i know of at least. maybe i did and forgot it, im not sure tho.
Might want to start by finding out why nginx is responding on that domain rather than Apache
Request to: lexyy.ddns.net/126.96.36.199, Result: [Address=188.8.131.52,Address Type=IPv4, Server=nginx/1.18.0 (Ubuntu),HTTP Status=404],
Issue: Trace: @0ms: Making a request to http://lexyy.ddns.net/.well-known/acme-challenge/letsdebug-test (using initial IP 184.108.40.206) @0ms: Dialing 220.127.116.11 @194ms: Server response: HTTP 404 Not Found