Too many certificates already issued

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My domain is:

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

It produced this output:
Saving debug log to /var/log/letsencrypt/letsencrypt.log

Plugins selected: Authenticator nginx, Installer nginx

Obtaining a new certificate

An unexpected error occurred:

There were too many requests of a given type :: Error creating new order :: too many certificates already issued for exact set of domains:, see

Please see the logfiles in /var/log/letsencrypt for more details.

My web server is (include version): aws ec2

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): ubuntu 18.4

My hosting provider, if applicable, is:aws

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):0.31.0

I successefully installed ssl but I by accident terminate ec2 instance and I launch new one and upload my site and setup evrything but I can’t install certbot please help

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...and how many times did you do this?

The error message is pretty clear, especially once you look at the page it points you to--you've already created five identical certificates within the past week, and there's simply no good reason for you to have done this. You'll need to wait until a week after the first one was issued to be able to issue another for that set of names. This is why the staging environment is there, so you can do your testing there, and only get certs from the production server once you've worked out all the kinks.

As a workaround, if you can add another name to the cert, it should let you issue it.

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so I need to wait 1 week

Hi @pcissp

there is a check of your domain, 30 minutes old -

Two cPanel - Letsencrypt certificates, 5 identical with two domain names.

Where are these? All deleted?

If you create a certificate, then save it. So you can use it the next 60 - 85 days.

If you have a cPanel, you shouldn't use an own client. So where is that cPanel?

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I am not using cpanel I use aws ec2 and the instance were terminated

They "expire" after one week (and will no longer count against you).
So you will have to wait until such time that there are only four certs seen issued in the past week [not zero certs].

i.e. "Too many certs"
"Many" = OK
"Too many" = NOT OK

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