Ssl rate limit - too many certificates

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My domain is:

I ran this command:create free ssl certificate

It produced this output:

SSL/TLS-Zertifikat konnte für nicht ausgestellt werden.

Let's Encrypt-SSL/TLS-Zertifikat konnte nicht ausgestellt werden für .

Eine der Ratenbegrenzungen von Let's Encrypt wurde überschritten für .
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Invalid response from


Type: urn:ietf:params:acme:error:rateLimited

Status: 429

Detail: 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

My web server is (include version): Plesk Obsidian 18.0.42

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version):Ubuntu 20.04

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: hosteurope

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): Plesk

The version of my client is (e.g. output of certbot --version or certbot-auto --version if you're using Certbot):
lets encrypt 3.0.0-785
ssl it 1.10.0-1466 (which is connecting to lets encrypt)

and we waited from friday to monday, tuesday to try again
still the same message

You have issued 5 identical (and working) certificates just 4 days ago. letsdebug-toolkit

Why aren't you using one of those?

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how? I had to delete them from plesk to create one again
If i go to management there none visible, what limit is active?
I don`t get it really what is blocking now and how long we have to wait to be able to create a new

do you have any backups?

if not, wait 3-4 more days. in the meantime you can use the staging environment to understand what went wrong and why you thought issuing more certificates was a solution.

Thank you i already checked this,
but i am not sure where to find it in plesk
i tried to search but can not see it :frowning:

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I read this, but where do i find it?
In the settings it is only
"" as it works for several domains i guess

It works for this too. (NB: you don't want to use staging for a certificate that already has a valid certificate)

What doesn't work has nothing to do with issuing the certificate, and everything to do with how your software decided to install it and where.


I don't follow. You had to delete the certificate to create the certificate again. That doesn't make sense. Why would you have to create a new certificate in the first place? What was wrong with the first one? Or second. Or third. Or fourth. Or fifth?


the site didn`t work.
The id is this shown on -> ID is it the same as XYZ?

No, they're independent numbers. Search by domain or certificate serial number.


That's not a valid reason to delete perfectly fine certificates..


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