Reset domain limit

I ran this command: sudo certbot --nginx -d domain name

It produced this output: There were too many requests of a given type :: Error creating new order :: too many certificates (5) already issued for this exact set of domains in the last 168 hours:, see Rate Limits - Let's Encrypt

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

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): 0.40.0

Please use one of the previously issued 5 certificates. It's not possible to reset the rate limits. This is also explained on the rate limit documentation page. Please read it.

Testing should be done on the staging environment.


There is no access to certificates due to a completely clean operating system.

Then you need to wait for a week from the time you issued the first one. And as Osiris says, do any future testing using the staging environment so you don't encounter this problem again.


You can always retrieve the certificates and private keys from a recent backup.

Assuming you have backups.


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