Unable to issue / renew certificate

Ran this command:

sudo certbot --server https://acme-v02.api.letsencrypt.org/directory -d *.abc.mydomain.com --manual --preferred-challenges dns-01 certonly

Screen output:

Saving debug log to /var/log/letsencrypt/letsencrypt.log

Requesting a certificate for *.abc.mydomain.com

An unexpected error occurred:

There were too many requests of a given type :: Error creating new order :: too many new orders recently: see https://letsencrypt.org/docs/rate-limits/

Ask for help or search for solutions at https://community.letsencrypt.org. See the logfile /var/log/letsencrypt/letsencrypt.log or re-run Certbot with -v for more details.

It was las issued 3 months ago. Not sure why this error is coming. And not just for this domain, but for every domain, even with a new domain which was never issued a certificate.

Any clue please?

From the rate limit documentation as linked in the error message:

You can create a maximum of 300 New Orders per account per 3 hours. A new order is created each time you request a certificate from the Boulder CA, meaning that one new order is produced in each certificate request. Exceeding the New Orders limit is reported with the error message too many new orders recently .

Are you creating more than 100 orders per hour? I.e., more than one per minute on average?

As this rate limit is coupled to your ACME account and not to separate domains, it can also fail for domains which have never issued a certificate.


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