Issue while renewing https certificate

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I got an email stating that my certificate will expire in 20 days

My domain is:

I ran this command: sudo certbot renew

It produced this output:
All renewal attempts failed. The following certs could not be renewed:
/etc/letsencrypt/live/ (failure)
Timeout during connect (likely firewall problem)

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entered correctly and the DNS A/AAAA record(s) for that domain
contain(s) the right IP address. Additionally, please check that
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client. If you’re using the webroot plugin, you should also verify
that you are serving files from the webroot path you provided.

My web server is (include version): Apache/2.4.29 (Ubuntu)

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): Ubuntu 18

My hosting provider, if applicable, is:

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

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

The version of my client is (e.g. output of certbot --version or certbot-auto --version if you’re using Certbot): certbot 0.28.0

Hi @an139530

your domain is invisible -

Domainname Http-Status redirect Sec. G -14 10.013 T
Timeout - The operation has timed out -14 10.027 T
Timeout - The operation has timed out -14 10.024 T
Timeout - The operation has timed out

Only timeouts. You need a running webserver and an open port 80, so Letsencrypt is able to validate your domain name.

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when you type](, aren’t you getting hello world!

No, there is a timeout. Use online tools to check that. Online tool -> timeout -> Letsencrypt can't check your domain.

I asked the security team and according to them the domain is not visible outside.

Then you can't use http validation to renew your certificate.

There are older certificates

Issuer not before not after Domain names LE-Duplicate next LE
Let's Encrypt Authority X3 2019-06-22 2019-09-20
1 entries
Let's Encrypt Authority X3 2019-04-23 2019-07-22
1 entries
Let's Encrypt Authority X3 2019-02-22 2019-05-22
1 entries

How did you create these?

I created using Let’s encrypt Certbot.

Then share your renew configuration file.



there is a file at that location
are you talking about that?

What's the content of that file?

Should I copy-paste here, or how?

sorry I did not get you earlier, this kind of data is there, please let me know if you have any questions

renew_before_expiry = 30 days

version = 0.28.0
archive_dir = /etc/letsencrypt/archive/
cert = /etc/letsencrypt/live/
privkey = /etc/letsencrypt/live/
chain = /etc/letsencrypt/live/
fullchain = /etc/letsencrypt/live/

May I know what is supposed to be done in this?

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