Revoke certificate without having the files anymore

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My domain is: www.pascalhartmann.de

I ran this command: -

It produced this output: -

My web server is (include version): nginx/1.10.3

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): Ubuntu 16.04.02

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

Hello,

I wiped my soon-to-be production server to have a clean state. I forgot to revoke the certificate before I did that. Now when I try to obtain a new certificate, it says

Obtaining a new certificate
Performing the following challenges:
http-01 challenge for pascalhartmann.de
http-01 challenge for www.pascalhartmann.de
http-01 challenge for jira.pascalhartmann.de
http-01 challenge for confluence.pascalhartmann.de
http-01 challenge for monitoring.pascalhartmann.de
http-01 challenge for team.pascalhartmann.de
Using the webroot path /var/www/html for all unmatched domains.
Waiting for verification…
Cleaning up challenges
Failed authorization procedure. pascalhartmann.de (http-01): urn:acme:error:connection :: The server could not connect to the client to verify the domain :: Fetching http://pascalhartman n.de/.well-known/acme-challenge/b7dfI5XqwVJamVqBkP8KgXy6fNJ0D6sVzv247bdWw-w: Timeout, jira.pa scalhartmann.de (http-01): urn:acme:error:connection :: The server could not connect to the c lient to verify the domain :: Fetching http://jira.pascalhartmann.de/.well-known/acme-challen ge/EOMF5iz2TouZj0vy2zdzYt4A7Hmai4pe2MoVcIYli1U: Timeout, www.pascalhartmann.de (http-01): urn :acme:error:connection :: The server could not connect to the client to verify the domain :: Fetching http://www.pascalhartmann.de/.well-known/acme-challenge/F-ZlyHKNFFWgK1XDPZzbV81Mzp1J f7mKsY9Ajr5N8M4: Timeout, confluence.pascalhartmann.de (http-01): urn:acme:error:connection : : The server could not connect to the client to verify the domain :: Fetching http://confluen ce.pascalhartmann.de/.well-known/acme-challenge/67DoBjrh9ik5jFQqLvdQfobjfmkV7-kd01OA9uDa_9A: Timeout

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • The following errors were reported by the server:

Domain: pascalhartmann.de
Type: connection
Detail: Fetching
http://pascalhartmann.de/.well-known/acme-challenge/b7dfI5XqwVJamVqBkP8KgXy6fNJ0D6sVzv247b dWw-w:
Timeout

Domain: jira.pascalhartmann.de
Type: connection
Detail: Fetching
http://jira.pascalhartmann.de/.well-known/acme-challenge/EOMF5iz2TouZj0vy2zdzYt4A7Hmai4pe2 MoVcIYli1U:
Timeout

Domain: www.pascalhartmann.de
Type: connection
Detail: Fetching
http://www.pascalhartmann.de/.well-known/acme-challenge/F-ZlyHKNFFWgK1XDPZzbV81Mzp1Jf7mKsY 9Ajr5N8M4:
Timeout

Domain: confluence.pascalhartmann.de
Type: connection
Detail: Fetching
http://confluence.pascalhartmann.de/.well-known/acme-challenge/67DoBjrh9ik5jFQqLvdQfobjfmk V7-kd01OA9uDa_9A:
Timeout

Also when I visit my webpage, it automatically redirects to https even though I am using the default nginx conf with no ssl enabled yet.

Is there any other way to revoke the certificates? I need to go live in about one week and the certificates expire in about 75 days.

Any help is appreciated!!!

Best regards,
Pascal

What do you think to achieve by revoking previous certificates?

Sounds like you previously configured strict transport security for your site. There's no need to revoke your old certificate, and doing so won't accomplish anything.

I did, and I figured out a solution.

Obviously I didn’t need to revoke the certificates - I just didnt think that far.
I disabled the ufw on my Ubuntu server, requested a new certificate for the domain and the subdomains and now I can access my site again.

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