Request to remove AWS instance name

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My domain is:

I ran this command:
sudo certbot --apache --domain --email --agree-tos --no-eff-email --non-interactive --redirect

It produced this output:
An unexpected error occurred:
Error creating new authz :: Policy forbids issuing for name

My web server is (include version):
Server version: Apache/2.4.18 (Ubuntu)

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version):
Ubuntu 16.04.4 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):

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

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Hi @rbrisita, is in the blacklist so you won't be able to issue a certificate for your hostname, use your own domain instead.

For the reason why it is blacklisted, take a look to this post:



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His response is correct for this case.


Thanks for the explanation.

Since this was a development server I would have guessed ‘–test-cert’ would have worked but I got the same response. This gives me the idea for a ‘–self-signed’ option where it would configure Apache or Nginx appropriately.


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