Renew HTTP 404 error


#1

Hello,

I am trying to renew my certificates and I am getting the http404 error. If I am honest I don’t know what I am really doing or how I got it working in the first place.

Going through the posts with similar errors, I realised that I couldn’t find the acme-challenge folder, so I created one and now I can do a /.well-known/acme-challenge/success.html test.

The only other thing I can think of is that my nginx.conf file might have something wrong with it

Please can you help point me in the right direction.

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My domain is: www.nchanga.com

I ran this command: certbot-auto renew

It produced this output: Saving debug log to /var/log/letsencrypt/letsencrypt.log


Processing /etc/letsencrypt/renewal/nchanga.com.conf

Cert is due for renewal, auto-renewing…
Plugins selected: Authenticator webroot, Installer None
Renewing an existing certificate
Performing the following challenges:
http-01 challenge for nchanga.com
http-01 challenge for www.nchanga.com
Waiting for verification…
Cleaning up challenges
Attempting to renew cert (nchanga.com) from /etc/letsencrypt/renewal/nchanga.com.conf produced an unexpected error: Failed authorization procedure. www.nchanga.com (http-01): urn:acme:error:unauthorized :: The client lacks sufficient authorization :: Invalid response from http://www.nchanga.com/.well-known/acme-challenge/8OA3U2GkAuPFT09FUJ5_Y_fasOTw0L-TDH7V3vqKT0Y: "

404 Not Found

404 Not Found


", nchanga.com (http-01): urn:acme:error:unauthorized :: The client lacks sufficient authorization :: Invalid response from http://nchanga.com/.well-known/acme-challenge/4_qvplS6NdxyAL1od5smyyV3u88dQJ7BE640ZmDNl0A: " 404 Not Found

404 Not Found


". Skipping. All renewal attempts failed. The following certs could not be renewed: /etc/letsencrypt/live/nchanga.com/fullchain.pem (failure)

All renewal attempts failed. The following certs could not be renewed:
/etc/letsencrypt/live/nchanga.com/fullchain.pem (failure)

1 renew failure(s), 0 parse failure(s)

IMPORTANT NOTES:

My web server is (include version): nginx

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

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):


#2

Have you got a firewall or anything blocking access externally ? I can’t reach nchanga.com


#3

Nothing blocking, access seems fine I can reach nchanga.com externally and my sites are up.


#4

Can you get to “http” for nchanga.com ? i.e port 80 ? I can’t

or are you just checking “https” on port 443 ?

The requests you show from Lets Encrypt are trying on port 80 - as they are based on the http-01 challenge.


#5

What serverco said seems correct.

Note also that becuase your HTTPS site is using HSTS (the Strict-Transport-Security header), it may seem to redirect from HTTP to HTTPS when you visit it in a browser; however this is just the effect of the browser remembering the header and connecting to HTTPS immediately. The Let’s Encrypt validation server won’t do that; it will always try HTTP first (if you use --webroot as it seems you did).


#6

Ok. I have had a problem with my router before, it does like to forward port 80, I have plugged my old one in.


#7

And you are still getting the same error? Or a different error?

If it’s the same, maybe you have the wrong webroot directory? Check what the webroot is set to in your renewal configuration file (in /etc/letsencrypt/renewal/) and confirm that if you place a test file in that directory, you can access it in a browser.

It might also be worth trying the nginx plugin - certbot-auto --nginx


#8

Good news - certbot-auto --nginx -d nchanga -d ww.nchanga.com worked.

However if I put a test file in my webroot directory I get a 404 error, so there must be something wrong somewhere.

Thanks for all the help.


#9

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