Problem with Failed authorization procedure

Hello, I’m trying to set again ssl cert on debian 10 with nginx via certbot
after selecting the desired domain name and vhost I recieved such error message:

Failed authorization procedure. jouve-corp.fr (http-01): urn:ietf:params:acme:error:unauthorized :: The client lacks sufficient authorization :: Invalid response from http://www.jouve-corp.fr [213.186.33.5]: “<html xml:lang=“fr-FR” lang=“fr-FR”>\n\n<title qtlid=“28806”>F\xe9licitations ! Votre domaine a bien \xe9t\xe9 cr\xe9\xe9 chez OVH !</”

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • The following errors were reported by the server:

    Domain: jouve-corp.fr
    Type: unauthorized
    Detail: Invalid response from http://www.jouve-corp.fr
    [213.186.33.5]: “<html xml:lang=“fr-FR”
    lang=“fr-FR”>\n\n<title qtlid=“28806”>Félicitations !
    Votre domaine a bien été créé chez OVH !</”

    To fix these errors, please make sure that your domain name was
    entered correctly and the DNS A/AAAA record(s) for that domain
    contain(s) the right IP address.

  • Your account credentials have been saved in your Certbot
    configuration directory at /etc/letsencrypt. You should make a
    secure backup of this folder now. This configuration directory will
    also contain certificates and private keys obtained by Certbot so
    making regular backups of this folder is ideal.

My version of certbot : 0.31.0
How can i fix it ? How can i remove this redirect ?

The “fix” seems to be to exclude the challenge requests from “however” HTTP is normally handled by your server.

Redirections are typically in the vhost config files.
Do you have access to them?
Can you modify your vhost configs?
If so, just modify it to your desire or liking.

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Where I can find this “vhost” file ?
My domain name is hosted by OVH and I did not include web hosting, do I need one?

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That depends on the web server software used.
Each software has a “usual” location for storing config files.
[but they also allow for custom included files, so your particular situation could be unique]

You might want to answer these questions to help us help you better/faster:
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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:

I ran this command:

It produced this output:

My web server is (include version):

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

My hosting provider, if applicable, is:

I can login to a root shell on my machine (yes or no, or I don’t know):

I’m using a control panel to manage my site (no, or provide the name and version of the control panel):

The version of my client is (e.g. output of certbot --version or certbot-auto --version if you’re using Certbot):

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Did you just buy a domain name only… without a web hosting plan?

Yes, i don’t have a web hosting plan .

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My domain is: jouve-corp.fr

I ran this command: certbot --nginx -d jouve-corp.fr

It produced this output: Failed authorization procedure. jouve-corp.fr (http-01): urn:ietf:params:acme:error:unauthorized :: The client lacks sufficient authorization :: Invalid response from http://www.jouve-corp.fr [213.186.33.5]: “\n\nF\xe9licitations ! Votre domaine a bien \xe9t\xe9 cr\xe9\xe9 chez OVH !</”

My web server is (include version): Nginx 1.14.2

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): Debian Buster (Debian 10)

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: My domain provider : OVH and i don’t have web hosting plan on my domain.

I can login to a root shell on my machine : yes

I’m using a control panel to manage my site : OVH cloud
The version of my client is (e.g. output of certbot --version or certbot-auto --version if you’re using Certbot): certbot 0.31.0

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You have root access. So you have created that wrong redirect. So you know how to remove it.

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No i don’t know how to remove it can you help me?

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Let’s review the complete nginx config.
Please post the output of:
nginx -T

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nginx: the configuration file /etc/nginx/nginx.conf syntax is ok
nginx: configuration file /etc/nginx/nginx.conf test is successful

configuration file /etc/nginx/nginx.conf:

user www-data;
worker_processes auto;
pid /run/nginx.pid;
include /etc/nginx/modules-enabled/*.conf;

events {
worker_connections 768;
# multi_accept on;
}

http {

    ##
    # Basic Settings
    ##

    sendfile on;
    tcp_nopush on;
    tcp_nodelay on;
    keepalive_timeout 65;
    types_hash_max_size 2048;
    # server_tokens off;

    # server_names_hash_bucket_size 64;
    # server_name_in_redirect off;

    include /etc/nginx/mime.types;
    default_type application/octet-stream;

    ##
    # SSL Settings
    ##

    ssl_protocols TLSv1 TLSv1.1 TLSv1.2; # Dropping SSLv3, ref: POODLE
    ssl_prefer_server_ciphers on;

    ##
    # Logging Settings
    ##

    access_log /var/log/nginx/access.log;
    error_log /var/log/nginx/error.log;

    ##
    # Gzip Settings
    ##

    gzip on;

    # gzip_vary on;
    # gzip_proxied any;
    # gzip_comp_level 6;
    # gzip_buffers 16 8k;
    # gzip_http_version 1.1;
    # gzip_types text/plain text/css application/json application/javascript text/xml application/xml application/xml+rss text/javascript;

    ##
    # Virtual Host Configs
    ##

    include /etc/nginx/conf.d/*.conf;
    include /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/*;

}

#mail {

# See sample authentication script at:

# http://wiki.nginx.org/ImapAuthenticateWithApachePhpScript

# auth_http localhost/auth.php;

# pop3_capabilities “TOP” “USER”;

# imap_capabilities “IMAP4rev1” “UIDPLUS”;

server {

listen localhost:110;

protocol pop3;

proxy on;

}

server {

listen localhost:143;

protocol imap;

proxy on;

}

#}

configuration file /etc/nginx/modules-enabled/50-mod-http-auth-pam.conf:

load_module modules/ngx_http_auth_pam_module.so;

configuration file /etc/nginx/modules-enabled/50-mod-http-dav-ext.conf:

load_module modules/ngx_http_dav_ext_module.so;

configuration file /etc/nginx/modules-enabled/50-mod-http-echo.conf:

load_module modules/ngx_http_echo_module.so;

configuration file /etc/nginx/modules-enabled/50-mod-http-geoip.conf:

load_module modules/ngx_http_geoip_module.so;

configuration file /etc/nginx/modules-enabled/50-mod-http-image-filter.conf:

load_module modules/ngx_http_image_filter_module.so;

configuration file /etc/nginx/modules-enabled/50-mod-http-subs-filter.conf:

load_module modules/ngx_http_subs_filter_module.so;

configuration file /etc/nginx/modules-enabled/50-mod-http-upstream-fair.conf:

load_module modules/ngx_http_upstream_fair_module.so;

configuration file /etc/nginx/modules-enabled/50-mod-http-xslt-filter.conf:

load_module modules/ngx_http_xslt_filter_module.so;

configuration file /etc/nginx/modules-enabled/50-mod-mail.conf:

load_module modules/ngx_mail_module.so;

configuration file /etc/nginx/modules-enabled/50-mod-stream.conf:

load_module modules/ngx_stream_module.so;

configuration file /etc/nginx/mime.types:

types {
text/html html htm shtml;
text/css css;
text/xml xml;
image/gif gif;
image/jpeg jpeg jpg;
application/javascript js;
application/atom+xml atom;
application/rss+xml rss;

text/mathml                           mml;
text/plain                            txt;
text/vnd.sun.j2me.app-descriptor      jad;
text/vnd.wap.wml                      wml;
text/x-component                      htc;

image/png                             png;
image/tiff                            tif tiff;
image/vnd.wap.wbmp                    wbmp;
image/x-icon                          ico;
image/x-jng                           jng;
image/x-ms-bmp                        bmp;
image/svg+xml                         svg svgz;
image/webp                            webp;

application/font-woff                 woff;
application/java-archive              jar war ear;
application/json                      json;
application/mac-binhex40              hqx;
application/msword                    doc;
application/pdf                       pdf;
application/postscript                ps eps ai;
application/rtf                       rtf;
application/vnd.apple.mpegurl         m3u8;
application/vnd.ms-excel              xls;
application/vnd.ms-fontobject         eot;
application/vnd.ms-powerpoint         ppt;
application/vnd.wap.wmlc              wmlc;
application/vnd.google-earth.kml+xml  kml;
application/vnd.google-earth.kmz      kmz;
application/x-7z-compressed           7z;
application/x-cocoa                   cco;
application/x-java-archive-diff       jardiff;
application/x-java-jnlp-file          jnlp;
application/x-makeself                run;
application/x-perl                    pl pm;
application/x-pilot                   prc pdb;
application/x-rar-compressed          rar;
application/x-redhat-package-manager  rpm;
application/x-sea                     sea;
application/x-shockwave-flash         swf;
application/x-stuffit                 sit;
application/x-tcl                     tcl tk;
application/x-x509-ca-cert            der pem crt;
application/x-xpinstall               xpi;
application/xhtml+xml                 xhtml;
application/xspf+xml                  xspf;
application/zip                       zip;

application/octet-stream              bin exe dll;
application/octet-stream              deb;
application/octet-stream              dmg;
application/octet-stream              iso img;
application/octet-stream              msi msp msm;

application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document    docx;
application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet          xlsx;
application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.presentationml.presentation  pptx;

audio/midi                            mid midi kar;
audio/mpeg                            mp3;
audio/ogg                             ogg;
audio/x-m4a                           m4a;
audio/x-realaudio                     ra;

video/3gpp                            3gpp 3gp;
video/mp2t                            ts;
video/mp4                             mp4;
video/mpeg                            mpeg mpg;
video/quicktime                       mov;
video/webm                            webm;
video/x-flv                           flv;
video/x-m4v                           m4v;
video/x-mng                           mng;
video/x-ms-asf                        asx asf;
video/x-ms-wmv                        wmv;
video/x-msvideo                       avi;

}

configuration file /etc/nginx/conf.d/jouve-corp.fr.conf:

server {
listen 80;
listen [::]:80;
server_name jouve-corp.fr;
root /var/www/postfixadmin/public;
index index.php;
location / {
try_files $uri uri/ /index.php; } location ~* \.php {
fastcgi_split_path_info ^(.+?.php)(/.*)$;
if (!-f $document_root$fastcgi_script_name) {return 404;}
fastcgi_pass unix:/run/php/php7.2-fpm.sock;
fastcgi_index index.php;
include fastcgi_params;
fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
}
}

configuration file /etc/nginx/fastcgi_params:

fastcgi_param QUERY_STRING $query_string;
fastcgi_param REQUEST_METHOD $request_method;
fastcgi_param CONTENT_TYPE $content_type;
fastcgi_param CONTENT_LENGTH $content_length;

fastcgi_param SCRIPT_NAME $fastcgi_script_name;
fastcgi_param REQUEST_URI $request_uri;
fastcgi_param DOCUMENT_URI $document_uri;
fastcgi_param DOCUMENT_ROOT $document_root;
fastcgi_param SERVER_PROTOCOL $server_protocol;
fastcgi_param REQUEST_SCHEME $scheme;
fastcgi_param HTTPS $https if_not_empty;

fastcgi_param GATEWAY_INTERFACE CGI/1.1;
fastcgi_param SERVER_SOFTWARE nginx/$nginx_version;

fastcgi_param REMOTE_ADDR $remote_addr;
fastcgi_param REMOTE_PORT $remote_port;
fastcgi_param SERVER_ADDR $server_addr;
fastcgi_param SERVER_PORT $server_port;
fastcgi_param SERVER_NAME $server_name;

PHP only, required if PHP was built with --enable-force-cgi-redirect

fastcgi_param REDIRECT_STATUS 200;

configuration file /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/default:

You should look at the following URL’s in order to grasp a solid understanding

of Nginx configuration files in order to fully unleash the power of Nginx.

https://www.nginx.com/resources/wiki/start/

https://www.nginx.com/resources/wiki/start/topics/tutorials/config_pitfalls/

https://wiki.debian.org/Nginx/DirectoryStructure

In most cases, administrators will remove this file from sites-enabled/ and

leave it as reference inside of sites-available where it will continue to be

updated by the nginx packaging team.

This file will automatically load configuration files provided by other

applications, such as Drupal or Wordpress. These applications will be made

available underneath a path with that package name, such as /drupal8.

Please see /usr/share/doc/nginx-doc/examples/ for more detailed examples.

Default server configuration

server {
listen 80 default_server;
listen [::]:80 default_server;

    # SSL configuration
    #
    # listen 443 ssl default_server;
    # listen [::]:443 ssl default_server;
    #
    # Note: You should disable gzip for SSL traffic.
    # See: https://bugs.debian.org/773332
    #
    # Read up on ssl_ciphers to ensure a secure configuration.
    # See: https://bugs.debian.org/765782
    #
    # Self signed certs generated by the ssl-cert package
    # Don't use them in a production server!
    #
    # include snippets/snakeoil.conf;

    root /var/www/html;

    # Add index.php to the list if you are using PHP
    index index.html index.htm index.nginx-debian.html;

    server_name _;

    location / {
            # First attempt to serve request as file, then
            # as directory, then fall back to displaying a 404.
            try_files $uri $uri/ =404;
    }

    # pass PHP scripts to FastCGI server
    #
    #location ~ \.php$ {
    #       include snippets/fastcgi-php.conf;
    #
    #       # With php-fpm (or other unix sockets):
    #       fastcgi_pass unix:/run/php/php7.3-fpm.sock;
    #       # With php-cgi (or other tcp sockets):
    #       fastcgi_pass 127.0.0.1:9000;
    #}

    # deny access to .htaccess files, if Apache's document root
    # concurs with nginx's one
    #
    #location ~ /\.ht {
    #       deny all;
    #}

}

Virtual Host configuration for example.com

You can move that to a different file under sites-available/ and symlink that

to sites-enabled/ to enable it.

#server {

listen 80;

listen [::]:80;

server_name example.com;

root /var/www/example.com;

index index.html;

location / {

try_files $uri $uri/ =404;

}

#}

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If you don’t have a hosting plan, where is that nginx running? On what server are you logging in?

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On the debian 10 server with Scaleway and my domain name is hosted by OVH

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Have you set up your DNS records @ OVH correctly to point to your server at Scaleway? Because on my system, your hostnames still resolve to 213.186.33.5 which is an OVH IP address.

That last part is confirmed by the way by just surfing to your site. I’m not very good at French, but the fact it says “OVH” in the line under the first “Félicitations” is a dead giveaway :wink:

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No, I have not redirected my OVH domain name to Scaleway, how can I do this please ? ^^

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I’m not familiair with OVH nor with Scaleway. You’ll need to know the IP address of the server where your site is actually hosted on Scaleway. Perhaps just running ifconfig will tell you. Then, if you have the IP address, you should go to the control panel of your DNS zone at OVH and change the IP addresses of the A records for www.jouve-corp.fr and jouve-corp.fr to that Scaleway IP address.

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I just changed the IP addresses of the A records for www.jouve-corp.fr and jouve-corp.fr to this Scaleway IP address, I will try as soon as possible thanks !

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Well, something changed all right. I’m now getting a default Apache page. But you were working with nginx? I’m puzzled…

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I’m now getting a defaut Nginx page. ^^

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@Firefury May I suggest also to include www.jouve-corp.fr to your certificate? I see you’ve already got one for jouve-corp.fr.

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