[Newbie] Issues with too many requests for single domain


#1

Please fill out the fields below so we can help you better. Note: you must provide your domain name to get help. Domain names for issued certificates are all made public in Certificate Transparency logs (e.g. https://crt.sh/?q=example.com), so withholding your domain name here does not increase secrecy, but only makes it harder for us to provide help.

My domain is: dtn.plosz.ca

I ran this command: Using zerossl.com

It produced this output: Too many certificates issued for domain

My web server is (include version): Apache 2

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version):

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: Media Temple

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

I am new to generating SSL certificates through Let’s Encrypt and I have accidentally generated too many using Zero SSL because of CSR issues I had with the host. Mostly my lack of experience going this route. How do I go about having these unused SSL certificates for the domain purged? Cheers.


#2

No such thing! The basis of the rate limit is that you’ve already expended the resources required for Let’s Encrypt to create the certificate, deleting them isn’t going to un-spend those resources.

You can evade this particular rate limit by creating a new certificate that has a second name on it.

For example, the certificate you created has just one name:

  1. dtn.plosz.ca

You can’t create one like that anymore for another few days, due to the Duplicate Certificate Limit. But you could create a certiifcate that had a different set of names, as it would no longer count as a duplicate:

  1. dtn.plosz.ca
  2. www.dtn.plosz.ca

#3

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