Let’s Encrypt is currently experiencing an outage, please try again in some time

Please fill out the fields below so we can help you better. Note: you must provide your domain name to get help. Domain names for issued certificates are all made public in Certificate Transparency logs (e.g. https://crt.sh/?q=example.com), so withholding your domain name here does not increase secrecy, but only makes it harder for us to provide help.

My domain is: http://kwcraftcider.com/

I ran this command: SSL Zen setup (Wordpress plugin)

It produced this output: Let’s Encrypt is currently experiencing an outage, please try again in some time. For real-time status, please visit - https://letsencrypt.status.io/

My web server is (include version): unknown

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

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: wordpress.com

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

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

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ACMEv1 and ACMEv2 certificate issuance is functioning as intended. If possible, please try another client.


I think the plugin is misinterpreting the status page. When the status page was showing an Active Incident, the plugin didn’t check which components were affected and returned the error. The incident that we recently closed was for the OCSP responder service and not the ACME API. You should be able to attempt issuance without getting that error.


Hey @jillian,

I’m the owner of SSL Zen WordPress plugin mentioned in the original post. Thank you for reaching out to me.

We use letsdebug.net API the problem seems to be with them, currently when you input any website, it shows



The current status as reported by the Let's Encrypt status page is Planned Maintenance as at 2020-06-09 22:54:44.968 +0000 UTC. Depending on the reported problem, this may affect certificate issuance. For more information, please visit the status page.

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The “Planned Maintenance” overall status no longer produces a warning.

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@KWCC Let us know if the issue has been resolved.

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