Invalid response from ... 404

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My domain is:

I ran this command: sudo ./

It produced this output:
Saving debug log to /var/log/letsencrypt/letsencrypt.log
Requesting a certificate for
Certbot failed to authenticate some domains (authenticator: webroot). The Certificate Authority reported these problems:

Type: unauthorized
Detail: Invalid response from 404
Hint: The Certificate Authority failed to download the temporary challenge files created by Certbot. Ensure that the listed domains serve their content from the provided --webroot-path/-w and that files created there can be downloaded from the internet.

Some challenges have failed.

Ask for help or search for solutions at See the logfile /var/log/letsencrypt/letsencrypt.log or re-run Certbot with -v for more details.
cp: /etc/letsencrypt/live/ No such file or directory
cp: /etc/letsencrypt/live/ No such file or directory
chmod: /Library/FileMaker Server/CStore/privkey.pem: No such file or directory
mv: rename /Library/FileMaker Server/CStore/serverKey.pem to /Library/FileMaker Server/CStore/serverKey-old.pem: No such file or directory

fmsadmin: really delete certificate? (y, n) (Warning: server needs to be restarted) n
Error: 10502 (Host unreachable)

My web server is (include version): FileMaker Server

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): macOS Ventura 13.3.1

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: NA

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): no

The version of my client is (e.g. output of certbot --version or certbot-auto --version if you're using Certbot): certbot 2.5.0

Where did you get that script from?

Because we recently helped someone with a problem with that script. And, there are different repositories one of which has been abandoned and won't work. See a description of the working version


The script I used came from Let's Encrypt SSL Certificates for FileMaker Server for Mac - Blue Feather.

OK. Not the same problem - sorry.

I'm not really sure what to advise. I see your domain has an Apache server responding to HTTP requests but there is no mention of Apache in the Blue Feather page you linked.

Usually with Apache you just make sure Certbot uses the same folder for the --webroot-path (-w folder) as the DocumentRoot in Apache for that domain.

But, I don't know how Apache interacts with FileMaker.

Are you sure you updated the script SERVER_PATH variable according to the instructions?

You might also try the below contact which I saw in the script

# Need help? We can set this up to run on your server for you! Send an email to 
# or give a call at (770) 765-6258

Yes, I confirmed that it's the standard location, so it didn't need updating.

Now I'll contact Blue Feather Group.

Thanks, MikeMcQ.



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