My IP got blocked from using an old cert-manager version



I had cert-manager 0.2.0 set up on my cluster and got my IP blocked because of my server making too many requests to the production ACME api. I’ve updated cert-manager to v0.4.0-dev.2 and tested with the staging endpoint. I wanted to proceed to use the production endpoint now, but I get an error about my IP being rate-limited.

The error from the logs is:

clusterissuers controller: Re-queuing item "letsencrypt" due to error processing: acme: urn:ietf:params:acme:error:rateLimited: Your IP,, has been blocked due to ridiculously excessive traffic. Once this is corrected you may request this be reviewed on our forum

The repeated requests error should be fixed in this version, right? do I need to do something else or could my IP ( be reviewed?




If you have updated your software, then I believe @cpu it the correct person to ping for review…


Should I send an email or just wait for him to reply here?


I think it’s better to wait here for now :slightly_smiling_face:


Pinging Let’s Encrypt staff for attention. @lestaff


Hi @iH8c0ff33,

Thanks for upgrading your cert-manager installation, much appreciated!

I’ve opened a ticket with our SRE team to unblock your IP address. I’ll update this thread once that change has been made.

Thanks for your patience,


Hi, @iH8c0ff33,

Your IP address has been unblocked in production. Thanks for your patience!


Thanks! Everything is working perfectly now.


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