Unable to check the TXT record: ### Unexpected HTTP status: 403

I tried to use cert-manager and letsencrypt to generate a ceritificate for godaddy domain but i got an issue:
cert-manager-logs: Unable to check the TXT record: ### Unexpected HTTP status: 403]

I followed this repo: GitHub - snowdrop/godaddy-webhook: Cert Manager Godaddy Webhook performing ACME challenge using DNS record

note that the api:key is working fine when i run :
curl -X GET -H "Authorization: sso-key $key:$secret" "https://api.godaddy.com/v1/domains/available?domain=adeiz.com"
result: `` {"available":false,"definitive":true,"domain":"adeiz.com"}

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My domain is:

I ran this command:

It produced this output:

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I can login to a root shell on my machine (yes or no, or I don't know):

I'm using a control panel to manage my site (no, or provide the name and version of the control panel):

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Here are a few links to check:


I don't know that api very well but are you sure that is a successful response?

Because I see "available":false and the docs for that api endpoint show a successful request with true


What do the response headers look like if you add -i to the curl request like

curl -i -X GET -H "Authorization: ...

it is false cause its already used if i type random domain it results "true", when i adedd -i i got http status 200.

when i try to get records using same apikey:secret using this api :
curl -i -X 'GET' 'https://api.ote-godaddy.com/v1/domains/adeiz/records/SRV/_acme-challenge' -H 'accept: application/json' -H 'Authorization: sso-key key:secret'

i got: {"code":"UNABLE_TO_AUTHENTICATE","message":"Unauthorized : Could not authenticate API key/secret"

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Hopefully you get a response to your github post. Or try GoDaddy support. Maybe someone here will know. My only idea is to switch to a different DNS provider with better API support. Best of luck


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