Migrating from sslforfree

That can’t work. Looks like Certbot waits to your input and you don’t see it.

If you want to create a wildcard certificate, dns-01 validation is required. So webroot can’t work.

How do I fulfill the requirement


Do you really need a wildcard certificate?

You can always use --manual, but you must see the output. Certbot creates a txt entry.

You have to create two DNS TXT entries


with two different values. If you have more domain names, one value per domain name.

And normally it’s easier to create one certificate per domain (non-www + www), not one certificate with different main domain names.

sudo certbot certonly --manual --preferred-challenges dns -d *.kingbiscuitblues.com -d kingbiscuitblues.com

certbot: error: unrecognized arguments: certonly --manual

What says

certbot --version

Sorry I solved that last issue before success The --manual option wasn’t an unrecognized argument, it was a subargument to --manual that were wrongly syntaxed --preferred-challenges dns should be --preferred-challenges=dns In conclusion, having certbot installed on my server to help with ssl certificates is a big step up from doing it manually

If you want to create a wildcard certificate, you have to use dns-01 validation.

So the --preferred-challenges isn’t required.

–challenge dns-01 ?

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