Winsimple error getting certificate


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My domain is:

I ran this command: letsencrypt --test

It produced this output: ACME Server:
Config Folder: C:\Users\administrator.DSBIBLIO\AppData\Roaming\letsencrypt-win-simple\
Certificate Folder: C:\Users\administrator.DSBIBLIO\AppData\Roaming\letsencrypt-win-simple\

Getting AcmeServerDirectory
Newtonsoft.Json.JsonReaderException: Unexpected character encountered while parsing value: <. Path ‘’, line 0, position 0.
bei Newtonsoft.Json.JsonTextReader.ParseValue()
bei Newtonsoft.Json.JsonTextReader.Read()
bei Newtonsoft.Json.Linq.JObject.Load(JsonReader reader, JsonLoadSettings settings)
bei Newtonsoft.Json.Linq.JObject.Parse(String json, JsonLoadSettings settings)
bei Newtonsoft.Json.Linq.JObject.Parse(String json)
bei ACMESharp.AcmeClient.GetDirectory(Boolean saveRelative)
bei LetsEncrypt.ACME.Simple.Program.Main(String[] args)
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My operating system is (include version): Windows Server 2008 R2 RD Gateway

My web server is (include version): IIS 7.5

My hosting provider, if applicable, is:

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

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


hi hubertkr

this is an issue with the client. looks like the configuration file can’t be parsed.

if you want to issue the certificate manually have a look at:

alternatively log a issue on the github of the client


Ok thanks
Manually with zerossl the cert is working fine, on the other side i must care about the renewal myself.
I think the problem with winsimple is the account-path administrator.domain (the point raises an exception)
With my local administrator was no problem, winsimple worked like a charm


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