Well, I contacted BobCares, but they are busy dealing with an emergency for another customer and won’t be able to help me today. So I started trying to follow the instructions for acme.sh. The first command worked just fine, and it resulted in a successful install of acme.sh (I think) except for the warning that if I’m using acme.sh in stand-alone mode I should install socat. The next command (which I believe was --staging, a test to see if the cretification will work correctly before actually issuing it) didn’t work , telling me
syihtq.org:Verify error:Invalid response from http://syihtq.org/.well-known/acme-challenge/FOKRdv4_bc_zb-28v4PQCbYscd04yGt5VDqxj0h2brY [22.214.171.124]
Indeed, there is nothing in the http://syihtq.org/.well-known/acme-challenge folder, and I think there should be a key there. When I looked in the folder where I kept notes from when I tried to install SSL on this domain before, there were three text files there, but none of them matched the one that it appears to be looking for.
I tried to install socat, but again the directions tell me to start with SUDO command, and I don’t have SUDO rights.
Are you sure that I will be able to use ACME.SH without SUDO rights? What is socat, and how can I install that? Or perhaps that has nothing to do with the error message?
The error message also suggested that I run the command again and add --DEBUG, which I did. The last three statements were that socat doesn’t exist, apache doesn’t exist, and nqingx doesn’t exist.
Any help that you could give would be most appreciated.