Unable to reniew certificate

My domain is: sweanon.se

I ran this command:
./certbot-auto certonly --nginx --dry-run

It produced this output:
Invalid response from

My web server is (include version):
nginx/1.16.1 (Ubuntu)

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version):
Ubuntu 19.10

My hosting provider, if applicable, is:

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, using ssh

The version of my client is (e.g. output of certbot --version or certbot-auto --version if you’re using Certbot):
certbot-auto --version: certbot 1.0.0

Hi @andreasellsen

checking your domain there is an Express - https://check-your-website.server-daten.de/?q=sweanon.se

So --nginx may not work.

What says

nginx -T

Perhaps switch to webroot.


But /.well-known/acme-challenge must be able to handle files.


Cannot GET /.well-known/acme-challenge/check-your-website-dot-server-daten-dot-de

not a nginx - http status 404 answer, that's something else.

nginx -t
nginx: the configuration file /etc/nginx/nginx.conf syntax is ok
nginx: configuration file /etc/nginx/nginx.conf test is successful

./certbot-auto certonly --dry-run

Gives same result unfortunately






I wrote

nginx -T

not -t.

@JuergenAuer Sorry about that, here is nginx -T:


@JuergenAuer I also noticed that sudo ls /etc/letsencrypt/live only gives me a README file so it seems I must have deleted these while testing everything i found on google…

There is your answer:

nginx: [warn] conflicting server name “www.sweanon.se” on, ignored
nginx: [warn] conflicting server name “sweanon.se” on, ignored

You must have a second vHost, so the wrong vHost is used.

@JuergenAuer Removed the second server block in my sweanon.conf but still getting same error when running ./certbot-auto certonly --nginx

Select the appropriate numbers separated by commas and/or spaces, or leave input
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Obtaining a new certificate
Performing the following challenges:
http-01 challenge for sweanon.se
http-01 challenge for www.sweanon.se
Waiting for verification…
Challenge failed for domain sweanon.se
Challenge failed for domain www.sweanon.se
http-01 challenge for sweanon.se
http-01 challenge for www.sweanon.se
Cleaning up challenges
Some challenges have failed.


@JuergenAuer That folder does not exist, i do not need to manually create it do i?

You have to fix that error before you start Certbot again.

@JuergenAuer It has been fixed, still same error when trying to get a cert

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