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My domain is: home-regions.ddns.net
I ran this command: certbot certonly
It produced this output: How would you like to authenticate with the ACME CA? I press 1 (spin up a temporaary webserver) - standalone
My web server is (include version): Apache 2.4
The operating system my web server runs on is (include version):Headless Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS
My hosting provider, if applicable, is:
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): Webmin 1.998 (local access only)
The version of my client is (e.g. output of
certbot --version or
certbot-auto --version if you're using Certbot): 0.40.0 (installed from repository via apt)
The probem I have is after temporary shutting down Apache to free up port 80, it seems to authenticate, certbot needs to connect to my apache server, but it can't if it's shut down.
I followed instructions to create a standalone certificate by using certbot certonly, then selecting option 1, then after entering my domain details, and email address, it tried to authenticate using my domain, on port 80, which to create a standalone cert I have to have port 80 free.
This is what happens during the authentication phase:-
http-01 challenge for home-regions.ddns.net
Cleaning up challenges
Some challenges have failed.
The following errors were reported by the server:
Detail: 188.8.131.52: Fetching
Timeout during connect (likely firewall problem)
Which tells me that it's looking for that folder on my webserver, but it's not there because I had to temporary shut down Apache so that certbot can bind to port 80.