Invalid response from www.inforosdemo(.)com

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My domain is: www.inforosdemo.com

I ran this command: Request Certificate

It produced this output: Pasted at Bottom

My web server is (include version): IIS 1809

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

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):
IIS Manager 1809

The version of my client is (e.g. output of certbot --version or certbot-auto --version if you're using Certbot): Certify/5.4.3.0 | IIS-SSL using ACME Provider:Certes

2021-06-10 20:21:34.096 +00:00 [INF] ---- Beginning Request [IIS-SSL] ----
2021-06-10 20:21:34.096 +00:00 [INF] Certify/5.4.3.0 (Windows; Microsoft Windows NT 10.0.17763.0) 
2021-06-10 20:21:34.116 +00:00 [INF] Beginning Certificate Request Process: IIS-SSL using ACME Provider:Certes
2021-06-10 20:21:34.116 +00:00 [INF] Requested identifiers to include on certificate: www.inforosdemo.com
2021-06-10 20:21:34.117 +00:00 [INF] Beginning certificate order for requested domains
2021-06-10 20:21:34.117 +00:00 [INF] BeginCertificateOrder: creating/retrieving order. Retries remaining:2 
2021-06-10 20:21:34.260 +00:00 [INF] Created ACME Order: https://acme-v02.api.letsencrypt.org/acme/order/126688321/10307452274
2021-06-10 20:21:34.353 +00:00 [INF] Fetching Authorizations.
2021-06-10 20:21:34.738 +00:00 [INF] Got http-01 challenge https://acme-v02.api.letsencrypt.org/acme/chall-v3/13872712977/BTta1Q
2021-06-10 20:21:34.997 +00:00 [INF] Got dns-01 challenge https://acme-v02.api.letsencrypt.org/acme/chall-v3/13872712977/7fidJg
2021-06-10 20:21:36.025 +00:00 [INF] Http Challenge Server process available.
2021-06-10 20:21:36.026 +00:00 [INF] Attempting Domain Validation: www.inforosdemo.com
2021-06-10 20:21:36.026 +00:00 [INF] Registering and Validating www.inforosdemo.com 
2021-06-10 20:21:36.026 +00:00 [INF] Performing automated challenge responses (www.inforosdemo.com)
2021-06-10 20:21:36.026 +00:00 [INF] Preparing challenge response for the issuing Certificate Authority to check at: http://www.inforosdemo.com/.well-known/acme-challenge/ZRqkaxLmnY1a6jMbaq2p1ceTyeGQ9Fi47WnFfAxVK64 with content ZRqkaxLmnY1a6jMbaq2p1ceTyeGQ9Fi47WnFfAxVK64.flXS4sKCqgcwoqFKHHLQCt_LkhsgTP_0TdyzNoZH9gg
2021-06-10 20:21:36.027 +00:00 [INF] If the challenge response file is not accessible at this exact URL the validation will fail and a certificate will not be issued.
2021-06-10 20:21:36.042 +00:00 [INF] Using website path C:\inetpub\wwwroot
2021-06-10 20:21:36.043 +00:00 [INF] Checking URL is accessible: http://www.inforosdemo.com/.well-known/acme-challenge/ZRqkaxLmnY1a6jMbaq2p1ceTyeGQ9Fi47WnFfAxVK64 [proxyAPI: True, timeout: 5000ms]
2021-06-10 20:21:36.722 +00:00 [INF] URL is accessible. Check passed.
2021-06-10 20:21:36.723 +00:00 [INF] Requesting Validation: www.inforosdemo.com
2021-06-10 20:21:36.727 +00:00 [INF] Attempting Challenge Response Validation for Domain: www.inforosdemo.com
2021-06-10 20:21:36.727 +00:00 [INF] Registering and Validating www.inforosdemo.com 
2021-06-10 20:21:36.727 +00:00 [INF] Checking automated challenge response for Domain: www.inforosdemo.com
2021-06-10 20:21:36.875 +00:00 [WRN] Challenge response validation still pending. Re-checking [10]..
2021-06-10 20:21:38.475 +00:00 [INF] Invalid response from http://www.inforosdemo.com/.well-known/acme-challenge/ZRqkaxLmnY1a6jMbaq2p1ceTyeGQ9Fi47WnFfAxVK64 [34.102.136.180]: "<!doctype html><html lang=\"en\"><head><meta http-equiv=\"content-type\" content=\"text/html;charset=utf-8\"><meta name=\"viewport\" con"
2021-06-10 20:21:39.394 +00:00 [INF] Validation of the required challenges did not complete successfully. Invalid response from http://www.inforosdemo.com/.well-known/acme-challenge/ZRqkaxLmnY1a6jMbaq2p1ceTyeGQ9Fi47WnFfAxVK64 [34.102.136.180]: "<!doctype html><html lang=\"en\"><head><meta http-equiv=\"content-type\" content=\"text/html;charset=utf-8\"><meta name=\"viewport\" con"
2021-06-10 20:21:39.394 +00:00 [INF] Validation of the required challenges did not complete successfully. Invalid response from http://www.inforosdemo.com/.well-known/acme-challenge/ZRqkaxLmnY1a6jMbaq2p1ceTyeGQ9Fi47WnFfAxVK64 [34.102.136.180]: "<!doctype html><html lang=\"en\"><head><meta http-equiv=\"content-type\" content=\"text/html;charset=utf-8\"><meta name=\"viewport\" con"
2021-06-10 20:21:39.395 +00:00 [INF] Validation of the required challenges did not complete successfully. Invalid response from http://www.inforosdemo.com/.well-known/acme-challenge/ZRqkaxLmnY1a6jMbaq2p1ceTyeGQ9Fi47WnFfAxVK64 [34.102.136.180]: "<!doctype html><html lang=\"en\"><head><meta http-equiv=\"content-type\" content=\"text/html;charset=utf-8\"><meta name=\"viewport\" con"
2021-06-10 20:24:00.136 +00:00 [INF] All Tests Completed OK
2021-06-10 20:24:06.971 +00:00 [INF] ---- Beginning Request [IIS-SSL] ----
2021-06-10 20:24:06.971 +00:00 [INF] Certify/5.4.3.0 (Windows; Microsoft Windows NT 10.0.17763.0) 
2021-06-10 20:24:06.975 +00:00 [INF] Beginning Certificate Request Process: IIS-SSL using ACME Provider:Certes
2021-06-10 20:24:06.975 +00:00 [INF] Requested identifiers to include on certificate: inforosdemo.com
2021-06-10 20:24:06.976 +00:00 [INF] Beginning certificate order for requested domains
2021-06-10 20:24:06.976 +00:00 [INF] BeginCertificateOrder: creating/retrieving order. Retries remaining:2 
2021-06-10 20:24:07.586 +00:00 [INF] Created ACME Order: https://acme-v02.api.letsencrypt.org/acme/order/126688321/10307486570
2021-06-10 20:24:07.725 +00:00 [INF] Fetching Authorizations.
2021-06-10 20:24:08.310 +00:00 [INF] Got http-01 challenge https://acme-v02.api.letsencrypt.org/acme/chall-v3/13872753548/firdDQ
2021-06-10 20:24:08.588 +00:00 [INF] Got dns-01 challenge https://acme-v02.api.letsencrypt.org/acme/chall-v3/13872753548/uF9WIA
2021-06-10 20:24:09.608 +00:00 [INF] Http Challenge Server process available.
2021-06-10 20:24:09.608 +00:00 [INF] Attempting Domain Validation: inforosdemo.com
2021-06-10 20:24:09.608 +00:00 [INF] Registering and Validating inforosdemo.com 
2021-06-10 20:24:09.608 +00:00 [INF] Performing automated challenge responses (inforosdemo.com)
2021-06-10 20:24:09.609 +00:00 [INF] Preparing challenge response for the issuing Certificate Authority to check at: http://inforosdemo.com/.well-known/acme-challenge/9Bh8qOU6DRlkQk8hgQ16T7BzvRvsR1mu6Y6jzjlrYr8 with content 9Bh8qOU6DRlkQk8hgQ16T7BzvRvsR1mu6Y6jzjlrYr8.flXS4sKCqgcwoqFKHHLQCt_LkhsgTP_0TdyzNoZH9gg
2021-06-10 20:24:09.609 +00:00 [INF] If the challenge response file is not accessible at this exact URL the validation will fail and a certificate will not be issued.
2021-06-10 20:24:09.631 +00:00 [INF] Using website path C:\inetpub\idmaddin
2021-06-10 20:24:09.633 +00:00 [INF] Checking URL is accessible: http://inforosdemo.com/.well-known/acme-challenge/9Bh8qOU6DRlkQk8hgQ16T7BzvRvsR1mu6Y6jzjlrYr8 [proxyAPI: True, timeout: 5000ms]
2021-06-10 20:24:10.000 +00:00 [INF] URL is accessible. Check passed.
2021-06-10 20:24:10.000 +00:00 [INF] Requesting Validation: inforosdemo.com
2021-06-10 20:24:10.005 +00:00 [INF] Attempting Challenge Response Validation for Domain: inforosdemo.com
2021-06-10 20:24:10.005 +00:00 [INF] Registering and Validating inforosdemo.com 
2021-06-10 20:24:10.005 +00:00 [INF] Checking automated challenge response for Domain: inforosdemo.com
2021-06-10 20:24:10.214 +00:00 [WRN] Challenge response validation still pending. Re-checking [10]..
2021-06-10 20:24:11.864 +00:00 [INF] Invalid response from http://inforosdemo.com/.well-known/acme-challenge/9Bh8qOU6DRlkQk8hgQ16T7BzvRvsR1mu6Y6jzjlrYr8 [34.102.136.180]: "<!doctype html><html lang=\"en\"><head><meta http-equiv=\"content-type\" content=\"text/html;charset=utf-8\"><meta name=\"viewport\" con"
2021-06-10 20:24:13.125 +00:00 [INF] Validation of the required challenges did not complete successfully. Invalid response from http://inforosdemo.com/.well-known/acme-challenge/9Bh8qOU6DRlkQk8hgQ16T7BzvRvsR1mu6Y6jzjlrYr8 [34.102.136.180]: "<!doctype html><html lang=\"en\"><head><meta http-equiv=\"content-type\" content=\"text/html;charset=utf-8\"><meta name=\"viewport\" con"
2021-06-10 20:24:13.126 +00:00 [INF] Validation of the required challenges did not complete successfully. Invalid response from http://inforosdemo.com/.well-known/acme-challenge/9Bh8qOU6DRlkQk8hgQ16T7BzvRvsR1mu6Y6jzjlrYr8 [34.102.136.180]: "<!doctype html><html lang=\"en\"><head><meta http-equiv=\"content-type\" content=\"text/html;charset=utf-8\"><meta name=\"viewport\" con"
2021-06-10 20:24:13.126 +00:00 [INF] Validation of the required challenges did not complete successfully. Invalid response from http://inforosdemo.com/.well-known/acme-challenge/9Bh8qOU6DRlkQk8hgQ16T7BzvRvsR1mu6Y6jzjlrYr8 [34.102.136.180]: "<!doctype html><html lang=\"en\"><head><meta http-equiv=\"content-type\" content=\"text/html;charset=utf-8\"><meta name=\"viewport\" con"
2021-06-10 20:26:16.999 +00:00 [INF] ---- Beginning Request [IIS-SSL] ----
2021-06-10 20:26:16.999 +00:00 [INF] Certify/5.4.3.0 (Windows; Microsoft Windows NT 10.0.17763.0) 
2021-06-10 20:26:17.005 +00:00 [INF] Beginning Certificate Request Process: IIS-SSL using ACME Provider:Certes
2021-06-10 20:26:17.005 +00:00 [INF] Requested identifiers to include on certificate: inforosdemo.com
2021-06-10 20:26:17.005 +00:00 [INF] Beginning certificate order for requested domains
2021-06-10 20:26:17.005 +00:00 [INF] BeginCertificateOrder: creating/retrieving order. Retries remaining:2 
2021-06-10 20:26:17.451 +00:00 [INF] Created ACME Order: https://acme-v02.api.letsencrypt.org/acme/order/126688321/10307519827
2021-06-10 20:26:17.590 +00:00 [INF] Fetching Authorizations.
2021-06-10 20:26:18.157 +00:00 [INF] Got http-01 challenge https://acme-v02.api.letsencrypt.org/acme/chall-v3/13872791627/0denbA
2021-06-10 20:26:18.438 +00:00 [INF] Got dns-01 challenge https://acme-v02.api.letsencrypt.org/acme/chall-v3/13872791627/7Y8F5Q
2021-06-10 20:26:19.459 +00:00 [INF] Http Challenge Server process available.
2021-06-10 20:26:19.459 +00:00 [INF] Attempting Domain Validation: inforosdemo.com
2021-06-10 20:26:19.459 +00:00 [INF] Registering and Validating inforosdemo.com 
2021-06-10 20:26:19.460 +00:00 [INF] Performing automated challenge responses (inforosdemo.com)
2021-06-10 20:26:19.460 +00:00 [INF] Preparing challenge response for the issuing Certificate Authority to check at: http://inforosdemo.com/.well-known/acme-challenge/NBqsb4Nz8vAmKZB0E4V5EeFxTsWgtm357ViRYS0NWIU with content NBqsb4Nz8vAmKZB0E4V5EeFxTsWgtm357ViRYS0NWIU.flXS4sKCqgcwoqFKHHLQCt_LkhsgTP_0TdyzNoZH9gg
2021-06-10 20:26:19.460 +00:00 [INF] If the challenge response file is not accessible at this exact URL the validation will fail and a certificate will not be issued.
2021-06-10 20:26:19.479 +00:00 [INF] Using website path C:\inetpub\idmaddin
2021-06-10 20:26:19.482 +00:00 [INF] Checking URL is accessible: http://inforosdemo.com/.well-known/acme-challenge/NBqsb4Nz8vAmKZB0E4V5EeFxTsWgtm357ViRYS0NWIU [proxyAPI: True, timeout: 5000ms]
2021-06-10 20:26:20.271 +00:00 [INF] URL is accessible. Check passed.
2021-06-10 20:26:20.271 +00:00 [INF] Requesting Validation: inforosdemo.com
2021-06-10 20:26:20.278 +00:00 [INF] Attempting Challenge Response Validation for Domain: inforosdemo.com
2021-06-10 20:26:20.279 +00:00 [INF] Registering and Validating inforosdemo.com 
2021-06-10 20:26:20.279 +00:00 [INF] Checking automated challenge response for Domain: inforosdemo.com
2021-06-10 20:26:20.484 +00:00 [WRN] Challenge response validation still pending. Re-checking [10]..
2021-06-10 20:26:22.133 +00:00 [INF] Invalid response from http://inforosdemo.com/.well-known/acme-challenge/NBqsb4Nz8vAmKZB0E4V5EeFxTsWgtm357ViRYS0NWIU [34.102.136.180]: "<!doctype html><html lang=\"en\"><head><meta http-equiv=\"content-type\" content=\"text/html;charset=utf-8\"><meta name=\"viewport\" con"
2021-06-10 20:26:23.401 +00:00 [INF] Validation of the required challenges did not complete successfully. Invalid response from http://inforosdemo.com/.well-known/acme-challenge/NBqsb4Nz8vAmKZB0E4V5EeFxTsWgtm357ViRYS0NWIU [34.102.136.180]: "<!doctype html><html lang=\"en\"><head><meta http-equiv=\"content-type\" content=\"text/html;charset=utf-8\"><meta name=\"viewport\" con"
2021-06-10 20:26:23.401 +00:00 [INF] Validation of the required challenges did not complete successfully. Invalid response from http://inforosdemo.com/.well-known/acme-challenge/NBqsb4Nz8vAmKZB0E4V5EeFxTsWgtm357ViRYS0NWIU [34.102.136.180]: "<!doctype html><html lang=\"en\"><head><meta http-equiv=\"content-type\" content=\"text/html;charset=utf-8\"><meta name=\"viewport\" con"
2021-06-10 20:26:23.401 +00:00 [INF] Validation of the required challenges did not complete successfully. Invalid response from http://inforosdemo.com/.well-known/acme-challenge/NBqsb4Nz8vAmKZB0E4V5EeFxTsWgtm357ViRYS0NWIU [34.102.136.180]: "<!doctype html><html lang=\"en\"><head><meta http-equiv=\"content-type\" content=\"text/html;charset=utf-8\"><meta name=\"viewport\" con"
2021-06-10 20:29:00.113 +00:00 [INF] All Tests Completed OK
2021-06-10 20:29:15.777 +00:00 [INF] ---- Beginning Request [IIS-SSL] ----
2021-06-10 20:29:15.777 +00:00 [INF] Certify/5.4.3.0 (Windows; Microsoft Windows NT 10.0.17763.0) 
2021-06-10 20:29:15.792 +00:00 [INF] Beginning Certificate Request Process: IIS-SSL using ACME Provider:Certes
2021-06-10 20:29:15.792 +00:00 [INF] Requested identifiers to include on certificate: www.inforosdemo.com
2021-06-10 20:29:15.793 +00:00 [INF] Beginning certificate order for requested domains
2021-06-10 20:29:15.793 +00:00 [INF] BeginCertificateOrder: creating/retrieving order. Retries remaining:2 
2021-06-10 20:29:16.383 +00:00 [INF] Created ACME Order: https://acme-v02.api.letsencrypt.org/acme/order/126688321/10307559418
2021-06-10 20:29:16.539 +00:00 [INF] Fetching Authorizations.
2021-06-10 20:29:17.101 +00:00 [INF] Got http-01 challenge https://acme-v02.api.letsencrypt.org/acme/chall-v3/13872838636/XIMSlA
2021-06-10 20:29:17.375 +00:00 [INF] Got dns-01 challenge https://acme-v02.api.letsencrypt.org/acme/chall-v3/13872838636/nimdpg
2021-06-10 20:29:18.396 +00:00 [INF] Http Challenge Server process available.
2021-06-10 20:29:18.396 +00:00 [INF] Attempting Domain Validation: www.inforosdemo.com
2021-06-10 20:29:18.396 +00:00 [INF] Registering and Validating www.inforosdemo.com 
2021-06-10 20:29:18.396 +00:00 [INF] Performing automated challenge responses (www.inforosdemo.com)
2021-06-10 20:29:18.396 +00:00 [INF] Preparing challenge response for the issuing Certificate Authority to check at: http://www.inforosdemo.com/.well-known/acme-challenge/YGPtFhZElMnqwBJUO12SUuqFWruScn0l9GyaIeIXzHc with content YGPtFhZElMnqwBJUO12SUuqFWruScn0l9GyaIeIXzHc.flXS4sKCqgcwoqFKHHLQCt_LkhsgTP_0TdyzNoZH9gg
2021-06-10 20:29:18.396 +00:00 [INF] If the challenge response file is not accessible at this exact URL the validation will fail and a certificate will not be issued.
2021-06-10 20:29:18.432 +00:00 [INF] Using website path C:\inetpub\idmaddin
2021-06-10 20:29:18.433 +00:00 [INF] Checking URL is accessible: http://www.inforosdemo.com/.well-known/acme-challenge/YGPtFhZElMnqwBJUO12SUuqFWruScn0l9GyaIeIXzHc [proxyAPI: True, timeout: 5000ms]
2021-06-10 20:29:18.798 +00:00 [INF] URL is accessible. Check passed.
2021-06-10 20:29:18.799 +00:00 [INF] Requesting Validation: www.inforosdemo.com
2021-06-10 20:29:18.803 +00:00 [INF] Attempting Challenge Response Validation for Domain: www.inforosdemo.com
2021-06-10 20:29:18.804 +00:00 [INF] Registering and Validating www.inforosdemo.com 
2021-06-10 20:29:18.804 +00:00 [INF] Checking automated challenge response for Domain: www.inforosdemo.com
2021-06-10 20:29:19.031 +00:00 [WRN] Challenge response validation still pending. Re-checking [10]..
2021-06-10 20:29:20.671 +00:00 [INF] Invalid response from http://www.inforosdemo.com/.well-known/acme-challenge/YGPtFhZElMnqwBJUO12SUuqFWruScn0l9GyaIeIXzHc [34.102.136.180]: "<!doctype html><html lang=\"en\"><head><meta http-equiv=\"content-type\" content=\"text/html;charset=utf-8\"><meta name=\"viewport\" con"
2021-06-10 20:29:21.923 +00:00 [INF] Validation of the required challenges did not complete successfully. Invalid response from http://www.inforosdemo.com/.well-known/acme-challenge/YGPtFhZElMnqwBJUO12SUuqFWruScn0l9GyaIeIXzHc [34.102.136.180]: "<!doctype html><html lang=\"en\"><head><meta http-equiv=\"content-type\" content=\"text/html;charset=utf-8\"><meta name=\"viewport\" con"
2021-06-10 20:29:21.924 +00:00 [INF] Validation of the required challenges did not complete successfully. Invalid response from http://www.inforosdemo.com/.well-known/acme-challenge/YGPtFhZElMnqwBJUO12SUuqFWruScn0l9GyaIeIXzHc [34.102.136.180]: "<!doctype html><html lang=\"en\"><head><meta http-equiv=\"content-type\" content=\"text/html;charset=utf-8\"><meta name=\"viewport\" con"
2021-06-10 20:29:21.924 +00:00 [INF] Validation of the required challenges did not complete successfully. Invalid response from http://www.inforosdemo.com/.well-known/acme-challenge/YGPtFhZElMnqwBJUO12SUuqFWruScn0l9GyaIeIXzHc [34.102.136.180]: "<!doctype html><html lang=\"en\"><head><meta http-equiv=\"content-type\" content=\"text/html;charset=utf-8\"><meta name=\"viewport\" con"

I find it strange that your client can't validate these domains; and also that they don't use the same root:

Can you validate if those directories are correct (and can serve HTTP content via those names)?

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Hi, I'm the developer of Certify, perhaps I can help.

Your domain inforosdemo.com (and www.inforosdemo.com) currently point to a GoDaddy holding page, so you need to go into DNS and actually point these to your web server before it can serve your website and perform http validation.

The 'Test' button should ideally have found this issue, but the log says it found the file. I wonder if you have a local hosts file redirection or local DNS service that is correctly resolving to your server. Just try accessing your website from a public network (like via your mobile phone data, not wifi).

If for some reason you can't do that (i.e. you're just doing local testing) you can use DNS validation instead, Certify has a GoDaddy DNS API provider.

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