I made a mistake in the development process.. It took too many renewals for my domain certificate.. Please help in returning my certificate

My domain is: kgmaxpro.com

I ran this command: sudo certbot certonly --webroot -w /var/www/kgmaxpro.com/public -d kgmaxpro.com -d www.kgmaxpro.com

It produced this output: An unexpected error occurred:
There were too many requests of a given type :: Error creating new order :: too many certificates (5) already issued for this exact set of domains in the last 168 hours: kgmaxpro.com,www.kgmaxpro.com: see Rate Limits - Let's Encrypt

My web server is (include version): nginx

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): Ubuntu 20.4

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: cloud.digitalocean.com

I can login to a root shell on my machine (yes or no, or I don't know): no

I'm using a control panel to manage my site (no, or provide the name and version of the control panel): no

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

Without the original private key, the (publicly available) certificates are useless.

Where did the certs and keys go?


The server and all keys have been removed..

Then you either have to wait or request a cert for a non-exact set of domains.

Also, please use the staging environment for testing in a development setting.


Thank you.. I didn't know about the test environment before now
Please help me as I don't know how long to wait and this will affect my site negatively..

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The specific rate limit is a sliding window of 7 days. The other part of my first sentence is a hint on how to bypass this specific rate limit.

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I hope destroyed also with something like shred or what every securely destroys files on your media.

Thank you.. it was done safely and we didn't lose much ..

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