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My domain is: aff.homelinux.net (+4 others)
I ran this command: sudo certbot renew
It produced this output: 1st errors observed
Challenge failed for domain aff.homelinux.net
Challenge failed for domain ckpb.in-the-band.net
Challenge failed for domain fosl.homelinux.net
Challenge failed for domain jdb.homelinux.net
Challenge failed for domain lstsrv.homelinux.net
Challenge failed for domain swpd.in-the-band.net
My web server is (include version): Apache version 2.4.46
The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): Ubuntu 21.04
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): no
The version of my client is (e.g. output of
certbot --version or
certbot-auto --version if you're using Certbot): certbot 1.12.0
5 active virtual website all with letsencrypt and used for many years
current cert expires Mar 20
best guess for failure is that one website was password protected. I temporarily removed the protection and reran the certbot renew and still got a lot of errors:
"Failed to renew certificate aff.homelinux.net with error: urn:ietf:params:acme:error:rateLimited :: There were too many requests of a given type :: Error creating new order :: too many failed authorizations recently: see Rate Limits - Let's Encrypt"
Full command shell file is available. And log file.
I don't know what is wrong or how to recover. Your help is very much appreciated!