Letsencrypt-auto renew occurs error


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My domain is:

I ran this command:
letsencrypt-auto renew

It produced this output:

My web server is (include version):

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

My hosting provider, if applicable, is:

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

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Hi @asnike

your domain works with http / https, the certificate is created today with the two standard domain names

DNS-Name: notefolio.net
DNS-Name: www.notefolio.net

So it looks that you have fixed the timeout error of your tls-sni-01 - validation.

There are already two certificates created today:


You can create max. 5 certificates, then you must wait one week.

Additional: The tls-sni-01 - validation is deprecated. So try to use (your server sends apache header)

letsencrypt-auto renew --apache

to use your existing webserver. And you may add a redirect http -> https.


Hoping not to hijack a thread but this actually helped me with a similar problem but my mail server uses nginx for the webmail options. My auto renew shell was working in July but no more. I changed:
./certbot-auto --config /etc/letsencrypt/configs/my_real_domain.conf certonly (where my_real_domain is replaced with my actual domain)

./letsencrypt-auto renew --nginx and it works now.

Of course I use these same certs in /etc/letsencrypt for dovecot and webmin as well as nginx. This changed way knows where the config file is.

I was dismayed when I opened my email client and got the cert warning. The cron driven update script tried to run on the 1st but it failed and I did not know it. Thanks!


@dwstudeman, the recommended form is just ./certbot-auto renew. All of the other associated information for all certificates should be saved automatically and used for the renewal process.


OK, I see now, ./certbot-auto renew is all I needed on my update script. I tested and it does indeed work without all the other stuff. My original certonly flag probably did not help.


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