I have a feeling that that there is something simple that I’m missing a step on. Up until sslforfree decided to make the changes that it made, I had been using their site to generate certificates for a couple of my projects because I had trouble getting certbot to work on my machine to upload them manually. I had no trouble getting the files downloaded and uploaded to the /.well-known folders that I needed them to be in to complete the process. It would download them as .bat or .dat files (I honestly forget which) and I’d take off the extension and the verification process would see them just fine after that.
I’ve successfully set up and gotten certbot working on my machine to replicate that process (macOS 10.15, latest version of certbot through homebrew), but for some reason when I am uploading a text file to the proper location for manual verification, I keep getting a 404 error.
I guess that is a long winded way of asking is there a specific format of file that the verification needs to be in and I’m just missing it?
Because of the way my host is set up, I can’t do things automatically (which is part of the reason I’m looking at moving once it’s renewal time) and I only have a couple that I have to worry about at any rate so it hasn’t been a big deal to do it manually every so often.
I appreciate any insight and help!