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My domain is: set.tradeition.at

I ran this command: ./certbot-auto renew

It produced this output: There were too many requests of a given type :: Error creating new cert :: too many certificates already issued for exact set of domains

I previously ran "./certbot-auto renew every day, reduced it to run every saturday. Is it possible to lookup when it will be possible to renew this particular certifiacte? Is there a lookup service?

My web server is (include version): Apache/2.4.7 (Ubuntu)

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS trusty

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: langhofer.at

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

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

You can look up issued certificates here: https://crt.sh/?q=set.tradeition.at
Why did you renew daily?

Well, you should run “certbot renew” 1-2 times per day. But it shouldn’t renew a certificate unless it will expire soon.

What’s going on?

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Probably something like renew_by_default = True set in cli.ini.

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@mistay, certbot-auto renew is supposed to be able to run every day because it checks the expiration date of your existing certificate and only renews certificates that are expiring in less than 30 days. Some configuration like @Osiris mentioned may override this behavior and cause it to renew every time, which would cause the problem that you see.

We should really never have called that option “renew-by-default” (in subsequent versions of Certbot it was changed to “force-renewal”. All certificates are “renewed by default” when you run certbot-auto renew, unless they were originally obtained with --csr or --manual.

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