Let's Encrypt Service Outage - Newtonsoft.Json.JsonReaderException


I am on Windows 10 and run an Apeche server.
I created a cerificate and everything is fine.

However, now the auto renewal task does not renew the certificate.

This is the output:

Let’s Encrypt (Simple Windows ACME Client)
Renewal Period: 60
Certificate Store: WebHosting

ACME Server: https://acme-v01.api.letsencrypt.org/
Config Folder: C:\Users\Jos\AppData\Roaming\letsencrypt-win-simple\httpsacme-v01.api.letsencrypt.org
Certificate Folder: C:\Users\Jos\AppData\Roaming\letsencrypt-win-simple\httpsacme-v01.api.letsencrypt.org
Loading Signer from C:\Users\Jos\AppData\Roaming\letsencrypt-win-simple\httpsacme-v01.api.letsencrypt.org\Signer

Getting AcmeServerDirectory
Newtonsoft.Json.JsonReaderException: Unexpected character encountered while parsing value: <. Path ‘’, line 0, position 0.
bij Newtonsoft.Json.JsonTextReader.ParseValue()
bij Newtonsoft.Json.JsonTextReader.Read()
bij Newtonsoft.Json.Linq.JObject.Load(JsonReader reader, JsonLoadSettings settings)
bij Newtonsoft.Json.Linq.JObject.Parse(String json, JsonLoadSettings settings)
bij Newtonsoft.Json.Linq.JObject.Parse(String json)
bij ACMESharp.AcmeClient.GetDirectory(Boolean saveRelative)
bij LetsEncrypt.ACME.Simple.Program.Main(String[] args)
Press enter to continue.

Any suggestions?


There is currently a service disruption, see here: http://letsencrypt.status.io/
FYI I got this from the orange alert bar across the top of the forum.

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This error is a result of an ongoing service disruption. Please follow status.letsencrypt.org for more information. We should have all of the remaining issues resolved shortly.

In the meantime I’m going to lock this thread since there isn’t a need for further discussion on this particular error. Please open a new thread if you need to resume discussion.

Thanks for your patience, we apologize for the disruption and I expect more detailed root cause information will be shared in the near future.