It is saying 'Requested authenticator pache and installer None'

I ran this command:

certbot –apache -w /var/www/html -d -d

It produced this output:

Saving debug log to /var/log/letsencrypt/letsencrypt.log
The requested pache plugin does not appear to be installed

My web server is (include version):


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

Fedora release 28 (Twenty Eight)

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 0.26.1


2019-05-23 10:41:08,034:DEBUG:certbot.main:certbot version: 0.26.1
2019-05-23 10:41:08,035:DEBUG:certbot.main:Arguments: [’-apache’, ‘-w’, ‘/var/www/html’, ‘-d’, ‘’, ‘-d’, ‘mydomain.c’]
2019-05-23 10:41:08,037:DEBUG:certbot.main:Discovered plugins: PluginsRegistry(PluginEntryPoint#apache,PluginEntryPoint#manual,PluginEntryP oint#null,PluginEntryPoint#standalone,PluginEntryPoint#webroot)
2019-05-23 10:41:08,060:DEBUG:certbot.log:Root logging level set at 20
2019-05-23 10:41:08,061:INFO:certbot.log:Saving debug log to /var/log/letsencrypt/letsencrypt.log
2019-05-23 10:41:08,063:DEBUG:certbot.plugins.selection:Requested authenticator pache and installer None
2019-05-23 10:41:08,534:DEBUG:certbot_apache.configurator:Apache version is 2.4.34
2019-05-23 10:41:09,107:DEBUG:certbot.plugins.selection:Single candidate plugin: * apache
Description: Apache Web Server plugin - Beta
Interfaces: IAuthenticator, IInstaller, IPlugin
Entry point: apache = certbot_apache.entrypoint:ENTRYPOINT
Initialized: <certbot_apache.override_centos.CentOSConfigurator object at 0x7f53ec89c898>
Prep: True
2019-05-23 10:41:09,109:DEBUG:certbot.plugins.selection:No candidate plugin
2019-05-23 10:41:09,109:DEBUG:certbot.plugins.selection:Selected authenticator None and installer <certbot_apache.override_centos.CentOSCon

Does anyone know how I can fix this?

Hi @digitalrep

is there one ? Must be --apache.

And your command isn't consistent: If you use the apache plugin, -w and the webroot is ignored.

Use webroot instead:

certbot run -a webroot -i apache -w /var/www/html -d

If that doesn't help, update your certbot:

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You were right - I was copying it from a word doc and thought it said -apache but it says --apache. Also the command you supplied doesn’t work it always gives me an error that’s why I use the command I used. Thanks for the help :smiley:

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