There were too many requests of a given type Error

An unexpected error occurred:
There were too many requests of a given type :: Error creating new cert :: Too many certificates already issued for exact set of domains:,
Please see the logfiles in /var/log/letsencrypt for more details.


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Hi @sk20031,

What is the command you’re running right now? It looks like you have succeeded in generating certificates for these names, several times in fact! (You can see them in the certificate transparency logs). You’re hitting a rate limit because you’ve issued so many certificates already. See our rate limit documentation for more information.


Then, how much time does it take to issue a certificate?

You appear to be hitting the “Duplicate Certificate” limit, it will reset for this exact set of names in one week.

Do you actually need another cert? Because you've already got multiple issued, probably located in /etc/letsencrypt.


A week later, do I need to issue a certificate with certbot --apache?

@sk20031, your existing certificates should still be valid, so you should not need to issue new ones in a week.

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