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My domain is: redirect.bibushost.com
I ran this command: certbot renew
It produced this output: Error creating new authz :: too many currently pending authorizations: see https://letsencrypt.org/docs/rate-limits/
My web server is (include version): bibushost.com
The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): CentOS 7.4
My hosting provider, if applicable, is: Nimblu / ourselves
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): ispconfig
My situation is that I used CentOS 7.4 with ispconfig 3.1.11 and certbot for certificate issues/renewals.
Now since the 20th of January I constantly get the rate limit message.
I did replace certbot with version 0.21 from github to ensure a current certbot.
I am affected not only with the webserver of bibushost.com, affected certificates: bibus.at, bibusmetals.hu, redirect.bibushost.com
Also I am affected on my host negotium.ch: pfaendler-uhren.ch, spielgruppe-kreuzlingen.ch, negotium.ch, etc.
I have no clue how I could reasonably clear the pending authorizations. I read https://letsencrypt.org/docs/rate-limits/ but I have not yet figured out how to do this and I suggest you find a better, aka. more intuitive method to do this.
Crashing on rate limits unexpectedly while using your client just because you changed some technical detail because of security issues is very troubling.
I would be very glad, if you could help me.